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May
23
comment What makes this seated Daito-ryu technique work?
Does anything beyond "sensei power" stop uke from merely unlocking his elbows?
May
23
revised What makes this seated Daito-ryu technique work?
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May
23
answered How do you choose which judo techniques to practice? (tokuiwaza)
May
22
comment What is a “heavy jab”?
Any word on this?
May
22
revised Understanding the nature of a high ranking judoka?
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revised Understanding the nature of a high ranking judoka?
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May
22
answered Understanding the nature of a high ranking judoka?
May
22
revised How can one practice spear-hand strikes, while still knowing you got the technique right?
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May
22
answered How effective are foul techniques as a side control escape?
May
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revised Morning exercise routine for student of Aikido
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May
22
comment Morning exercise routine for student of Aikido
I'm going to copy the Wikipedia text, because it's preferable here to show the answer instead of point to an external source that may change or disappear.
May
22
comment Morning exercise routine for student of Aikido
Could you outline the exercises briefly here?
May
22
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May
21
comment Is “choondu marmam” in Kalari Payattu real?
@deepu There is no choondu parmam in that video--only a cult with enormous social pressure to act as if the instructor has magical powers when he waves his hands. No one who isn't a student or doesn't believe in this "magical" choondu parmam would be affected by this instructor's techniques. Be skeptical! If you want to experience it, you will be tricked. If you are willing to see through the trickery, willing to be socially rejected because you don't "believe" in his power, you can test his powers and show them to be fake.
May
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revised Is “choondu marmam” in Kalari Payattu real?
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May
20
comment How easy or hard is it for a combat sport champion to defeat a much stronger man?
Your second paragraph is strange: my instructors in both sport and non-sport martial arts have talked copiously about how to apply "cheating" techniques, emotional states before and during a fight, and using techniques to outsmart someone (e.g. with weapons of opportunity) in a self-defense scenario.
May
20
comment Is “choondu marmam” in Kalari Payattu real?
@stslavik I tried to say that with "If choondu marmam is taken out of its mystical context, we could defend it by saying that some people do intimidate their opponents. That's not objectionable, and is quite easily proved. Intimidation is a merely social skill." Do you see a way to improve my phrasing?
May
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revised Is “choondu marmam” in Kalari Payattu real?
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