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Oct
15
comment What exercises help to develop frontal leg speed?
Generally speaking, a true charge since it's a riskier maneuver against a cautious advance (though depending on your sparring rules, this may be more or less true).
Sep
11
asked What are the origins of “tricking”?
Sep
11
asked How do I improve my jumping technique for jumping maneuvers?
Aug
9
accepted Proper diet for preparing for a tournament
Aug
6
comment What is the most effective way to stabilize a WaveMaster 2XL?
Following up - water was definitely not stable enough (the wave motion really made it unstable when striking the top half of the target). Sand has been very effective and you only get significant rocking with full power strikes at the top quarter of the target (though even then it's not tipped).
Aug
1
comment Proper diet for preparing for a tournament
Good points - updated to fit feedback. The question around the fitness SE is a fair one; to be honest, I'm not sure. In my mind, this seems like a common topic for martial artists and I noticed that we didn't have any questions on the topic, so I thought I'd throw one out and see what happened (and heck, I'm genuinely curious about other people's opinion on the topic).
Aug
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revised Proper diet for preparing for a tournament
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Jul
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revised Proper diet for preparing for a tournament
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Jul
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asked Proper diet for preparing for a tournament
Jul
6
comment Why do taekwondoists bounce so much? (And how do we help them stop?)
ITF-based styles also tend to bounce quite a bit for the same reasons (though most incorporate more hand work). One other note, with a style that is so kick-heavy, the bouncing helps to conceal attacks until they're already under way.
Jun
22
accepted What is the most effective way to stabilize a WaveMaster 2XL?
Jun
19
asked What is the most effective way to stabilize a WaveMaster 2XL?
Jun
10
awarded  Commentator
Jun
10
comment What glasses can I wear for martial arts training?
I'm going to second the recommendation for sports goggles (I have advanced astigmatism with differing prescriptions for each eye). My wife and I both use them for sparring and I swear by them - that first time you nearly put someone through a wall because of bad depth perception will typically convince everyone that a prescription strength solution is in order :)
Jun
10
awarded  Critic
Jun
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accepted How does one better execute kick then punch combos when the legs are significantly longer than the arms?
May
28
asked How does one better execute kick then punch combos when the legs are significantly longer than the arms?
May
15
comment how to perform a reverse punch?
Stepping forward+reverse punches are actually fairly common in the hyung forms. The comment around stepping backwards+reverse punch being reserved for more advanced forms is consistent between the two styles.
May
15
comment Is there a US-based organization supporting Iaijutsu?
Not real mobile - the real question is about a broader organization that can provide support for both students and instructors (like AUSKDF does for Kendo) .
May
14
comment Is there a US-based organization supporting Iaijutsu?
Good point...I'm not actually married to a particular style (Eishin Ryu is what I'm familiar with, but that familiarity is purely academic). For this question, I do mean iaijutsu, though your question makes me think a question around the difference would be good for the site (I'm not versed enough to answer myself beyond the historical and philosophical differences between the two).