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Been doing martial arts since about 2000, more specifically karate. I did spend about 4 months with Nakamura Ryu Battou Do. Unfortunately, due to schedule and family constraints I couldn't keep up with the Battou Do.

The form of karate I study doesn't have a formal system name. It grew up along side Tae Kwan Do and Tang Soo Do in Korea, but it also borrows elements of jujitsu and Okinawan goju ryu. We also incorporate a couple strikes and blocks from kung fu. It's an art that doesn't specialize in any one thing, and instead provides enough from multiple disciplines to use techniques unfamiliar to our adversary. The art made it's way from Korea to America when troops came home from the Korean War (my sensei's sensei).


Apr
28
comment How do I improve my attack speed?
That is correct. Most people I've talked to in martial arts tend to apply the word "power" with that understanding. While not accurate in physics terms, that's a common understanding.
Apr
27
comment How do I improve my attack speed?
I'll definitely have to step up my sprinting, and I'll probably up the power cleans too. I'll be mapping out my training for the next year soon, and will keep this in mind. While they will help with foot speed I also need hand speed.
Apr
27
revised How do I improve my attack speed?
attempt to clarify the issue a bit more.
Apr
27
comment How do I improve my attack speed?
The slow repitition is how my block and counter got good. I can respond to an attack well and turn that into a score for me. However, it's the launch when I'm the attacker where I'm not as good.
Apr
27
asked How do I improve my attack speed?
Apr
27
accepted How can you practice wrist locks/grappling holds without a partner?
Apr
26
comment How dangerous is it to choke someone unconscious or to be choked unconscious?
There is also the concept that in law enforcement, before you are cleared to use less than lethal weapons (mace, tazer) you must first experience what it feels like. This does two things: lessens the likelihood that the weapon will be used inappropriately, and gives the weilder an expectation of what will happen. When done in group sessions, it is likely that you will have someone who isn't affected the same way. For example, some people are simply resistant to capsaicin acid (mace) and merely get angry. Others are reduced to crying heaps on the floor.
Apr
26
comment How can you practice wrist locks/grappling holds without a partner?
Unfortunately, in the past it was easier to get a training partner. Currently, everyone in my life's schedule is different from mine. So when I can train, they are not free, and vice-versa. I'll definitely have to find an MMA oriented gym.
Apr
26
answered How do you ease someone over 40 back into training after many years absence?
Apr
26
asked How can you practice wrist locks/grappling holds without a partner?
Apr
23
answered “Rules” for weight distribution per FOOT (not leg, foot) for any given stance/intent?
Apr
18
comment Why do different shapes of bokken exist?
This is from a forum I used to follow on sword arts. Essentially because the shinai does not have the ha and mune distinction, the kendo practitioner can parry and strike without worrying about blade orientation. This makes for a quick point in sparring, but does not translate to an edged weapon.
Apr
18
answered How do I improve landing on my center line after a back kick?
Apr
17
comment Why do different shapes of bokken exist?
I removed that text. Thanks for the clarification.
Apr
17
revised Why do different shapes of bokken exist?
remove reference to channeling blood.
Apr
17
answered Why do different shapes of bokken exist?
Apr
17
comment How to get to closed guard when your opponent is in the combat base position?
When I was writing it, I was envisioning the hook/kick happening laterally. In essence, the knee kicked to the outside instead of straight on. But yes, hooking the knee and kicking the ankle can work. The problem is the weight is on that foot, so it is harder to pull off. By kicking the knee out to the side, his base of support is pulled out from under him, causing the forward fall--potentially torward the side you kicked the knee to.
Apr
11
awarded  Quorum
Apr
11
comment Which kind of breath provides the most striking power?
@Trevoke, the type of breathing you need to do when grappling is very different than the type of breathing you need to do when you focus on quick strikes. The biggest issue is that the martial art being practiced dictates what type of breathing is most effective. While several arts are similar, there are enough subtle differences I can't make a blanket statement. See the bullets in my answer for more examples.
Apr
10
comment Which kind of breath provides the most striking power?
@BobCross, yes. You are right, without that context of "Best for what?" it is not answerable as written.