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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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Nov
19
comment What are the purposes of martial arts forms?
@Trevoke I'm not 100% sure which parts you regard as which, but I organized it in order of relevance to the majority of readers. That is, I think people should know that my experience of solo kata was that they're often useless, that they have major drawbacks for the purposes people claim they're used for, and they have some minor benefits, though historically they were used as a kludge or for militaristic indoctrination.
Nov
19
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Nov
19
revised Is it true that most fights end on the ground? What is the evidence?
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revised Cutting weight fast
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Nov
19
comment What rate should I be learning tai chi and qi gong?
What are you there to learn?
Nov
19
comment Cutting weight fast
@MattChan Isn't losing weight over time with the goal of lower BF% a dramatically different question from how to cut water weight temporarily for weigh-ins? I don't think these are duplicates of each other unless we say all weight cutting is the same.
Nov
18
comment Are any Martial Arts Reality Shows/Documentaries useful to watch?
I would emphasize that these shows are shooting for sciencey, not science. The veneer of science, through whiz-bang graphics and a dash of technobabble, is plenty for them. Using electronics to measure one punch is more sciencey than it is science.
Nov
18
comment What are the purposes of martial arts forms?
@SteveV Good point. I allow for the possibility that some karate/kungfu/silat styles were originated by people who didn't know how to fight, and so even the original forms had moves that were impractical and ineffective.
Nov
18
revised How important is lineage when it comes to credibility or trustworthiness?
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18
comment What are the purposes of martial arts forms?
@SteveV But empirically, we find that many styles are not good, and not practical.
Nov
18
comment What are the purposes of martial arts forms?
I've seen this as a method used by AJ Advincula in Isshinryu, but the applications were beyond silly. I think this is a modern invention.
Nov
18
answered What are the purposes of martial arts forms?
Nov
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answered Is practising techniques on both the left and right sides beneficial or detrimental to martial development?
Nov
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reviewed Approve Is the Olympic sport of Tae Kwon Do uniquely Tae Kwon Do like?
Nov
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revised Is weight training useful in martial arts?
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Nov
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answered Conditioning after sick leave
Nov
6
comment How dangerous is it to choke someone unconscious or to be choked unconscious?
@Damon That tragedy is a great example of why we should regulate MMA and screen fighters, but the fact is we don't know whether he died because of punches, kicks, knees, the choke, or any of those plus a pre-existing medical condition. Plus, he didn't pass out, which makes this case totally tangential to the discussion here.