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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
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.
Apr
10
comment Which kind of breath provides the most striking power?
@BobCross, It's clear I'm not a physics student. I have slightly better understanding than a lay person, so the terms I use may be muddled from a pure physics standpoint. But from a lay person's viewpoint of what "power" means to a martial artist, I think I captured the intent well.
Apr
10
comment Which kind of breath provides the most striking power?
@Bob Cross, "best" can only be answered in a certain context. Missing the martial art "best" is to be applied to, all we can do is come up with general applications and caveats. Different martial arts have different focuses, which means the need for the breath also differs. This is a classic case were no absolutes can apply.
Apr
9
comment Which kind of breath provides the most striking power?
I think the full answer (as stated below) really is affected by the martial art you study. I provided general principles for a still pretty general question that will point you in the right direction.
Apr
9
comment When moving to a new city, what considerations need to be taken into account finding a new teacher?
Only other thing is ask your current sensei if they know anyone. If they don't then you are no worse off. However, if they do, it's a good chance the new dojo will be run like the one you are leaving.
Apr
6
comment Which kind of breath provides the most striking power?
I like your answer over there. It explains rather nicely what I tried to cover as background to the real answer. I have found the more you think about different aspects of technique the less likely you will be able to do them. Active thought is much slower than muscle memory. Also, the concept of "proprioception" (understanding our own body's position) helps to make a connection of the feel of your body position with the actual techniques. Making both power (speed aspect) and technique simply automatic.
Apr
6
answered Which kind of breath provides the most striking power?
Apr
2
answered Are there any Wing Chun Kungfu training dummy designs that are fit for use in a condo?
Mar
31
answered Can I practice any of the martial arts after a hernia surgery?
Mar
30
answered Controlling my emotions during sparring
Mar
30
awarded  Nice Answer
Mar
28
answered How can I improve my precision when performing a split kick?
Mar
28
answered Is there one traditional way of tying your belt in aikido?
Mar
26
comment What are good exercises for building grip strength for judo and BJJ?
Heavy deadlifts are another way to build grip strength, as well as improve your knockout resistance.
Mar
26
comment How to get to closed guard when your opponent is in the combat base position?
Would the downvoter please explain what they did not like about the answer?
Mar
26
answered What are the differences between iaido and kendo?
Mar
23
answered What exercises help to develop frontal leg speed?
Mar
22
comment Can Forms (Kata/Poomsae/etc.) or Techniques (Waza) be practiced on the ground?
As I mentioned, that is a situation where it pays to learn a bit of jujitsu. Unfortunately, with the limited space on stack exchange sites, I can't go into much detail with that. Long story short: don't strike unless you've disabled your opponent's ability to do so in return.
Mar
21
answered Can Forms (Kata/Poomsae/etc.) or Techniques (Waza) be practiced on the ground?
Mar
20
awarded  Enlightened