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revised Is kickboxing or boxing particularly dangerous?
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Dec
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comment Finding my center (hara / t'an t'ien)
The idea that it takes ten years to feel and use one's center is complete hogwash.
Dec
5
comment Is it true that most fights end on the ground? What is the evidence?
A friend of mine noted that a remarkable number of barfights in Japan led to two drunk men vigorously trying to osotogari each other.
Dec
5
revised How do I choose a boxing glove?
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Dec
5
comment How do I choose a boxing glove?
What are you getting the glove for? Training at a gym, training at home, hitting a bag, competition?
Dec
1
comment How to select the right Aikido dojo
Could you excerpt it here, or convert this to a comment, to prevent linkrot and add value?
Dec
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comment How can I judge the competency of a teacher?
This question is so close to an upvote, but the black-and-whiteness of the negatives, plus the idea that only someone with 20 years experience could judge someone's skill, makes me reluctantly leave it alone.
Nov
30
revised Is Static Stretching Before Practice Beneficial, Harmful, or Something In-between?
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Nov
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comment Why doesn't aikido have kicking techniques?
You had me on the history...and lost me with the idea that kicks aren't useful for fighting.
Nov
28
revised What does it mean to “uproot” someone in tai chi?
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Nov
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comment How dangerous is it to choke someone unconscious or to be choked unconscious?
Here's a case where someone familiar with jiujitsu was choked, but not choked unconscious, the choke "felt different", and had a stroke three weeks later that he blames on that choke. If this were prevalent it would be worrying, but it seems more like a less-common relative of commotio cordis, which is a pre-existing condition combined with normal athletic activity, which together causes death.
Nov
23
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Nov
21
answered What is a good training scheme for kendo?
Nov
21
revised What can I do to improve my squat for judo throws during randori?
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Nov
21
reviewed Reject Best weight lifting exercise to develop a Wing Chun chain punch
Nov
21
comment Is it true that most fights end on the ground? What is the evidence?
It hasn't been enough for a downvote, but I've always disagreed with the idea that humans don't stand so well. Wrestling a resisting opponent to the ground is hard.
Nov
20
comment Is it true that most fights end on the ground? What is the evidence?
@aberration Either MMA fights count as evidence, or they don't. If they do, then we have to look at the tremendous, overwhelming success and prevalence of going to the ground in many matches, particularly early UFCs like 1 to 15, as well as modern fights like GSP/Condit, where the fight was won on the ground. If MMA doesn't count as evidence, then why does Mir not taking down Dos Santos matter?
Nov
20
comment What is a good push-up routine to build punch strength?
Counter stslavik, there is a correlation between muscle strength and the power of one's strikes. How else would one move one's arm? Of course technique is important, but the idea that everyone who is strong is "muscle bound" is hogwash. Do sprinters shy away from deadlifts because they'll get too strong? (A: only if their deadlift is already awesome.)
Nov
20
answered What is a good push-up routine to build punch strength?
Nov
20
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