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I have been practicing martial arts since 2007.


Jul
22
answered How to build up endurance when rolling?
Jul
16
awarded  Scholar
Jul
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awarded  Student
Jul
15
asked what is the proper way to punch in krav maga? what are the benefits of punching without wrist rotation?
Feb
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awarded  Editor
Feb
21
revised An Ontology of Combat
added locks, open handed strikes, and a few kicks
Feb
21
suggested suggested edit on An Ontology of Combat
Feb
21
comment An Ontology of Combat
I was looking for something similar a while back, but haven't found any. Good question!
Feb
21
comment Start attacking instead of blocking while sparring
I found that true when I first started a martial art. But after some time, I think I gained more confidence in my own abilities (not seriously injuring myself, not seriously injuring someone else, etc.). It also became easier to see opportunities for striking. I also agree with Arjang: some people will never be comfortable with hitting others. Everyone responds to sparring differently. If you want to get better at it, just do it more!
Sep
25
comment What are good martial arts for aging bodies?
By "practical use", do you mean in a self-defense context? All martial arts usually have something that will translate to modern times... As many others have suggested, I would advise looking into Wing Chun, Tai Chi, Baguazhang, QingYi or Aikido based on your other criteria.
Sep
25
comment How do I improve my jumping technique for jumping maneuvers?
I agree with Dave Liepmann. There's a lot of exercises out there for improving jumping height. Parkour incorporates a lot of these exercises in their training, as will other sports involving a lot more jumping than martial arts.
Sep
25
comment Aikido Forward Roll
I'll answer the last question here, and allow those more experienced to address the other questions. Although similar to a shoulder dislocation, a shoulder separation injury can occur as well from high falls/rolls that are done incorrectly. I've also heard of new practitioners getting broken noses/nosebleeds, etc. from nose hitting knee when performing the roll incorrectly.
Aug
14
comment Are martial arts suitable for a busy, IT professional?
Pick your schedule and stick to it. I'm also a young IT professional and I've had no trouble maintaining a regular practice schedule. Location makes a huge difference. Pick a good place to train either near where you live or where you work, whichever you foresee remaining the same for a longer period of time.
May
19
answered What are good questions to ask for a black belt testing?
Feb
23
comment What's this posture called, and does it signify something
That's interesting. In Taegeuk Pal-Jang, the technique is done as one. What about the speed of the technique? There's usually room for interpretation in that as well, but it could also be an indication of what it may be used for. Also worth keeping in mind is that forms are usually a way of practicing techniques that would otherwise be used in a more dynamic fashion (i.e. sparring).
Feb
23
awarded  Analytical
Feb
22
answered How to overcome fear to jump?
Feb
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awarded  Supporter
Feb
21
answered Pivoting for a kick
Feb
19
awarded  Teacher