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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.
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comment Morning exercise routine for student of Aikido
Could you outline the exercises briefly here?
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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.
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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.
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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?
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comment How easy or hard is it for a combat sport champion to defeat a much stronger man?
@Lex I think the fascination many martial artists have with life-or-death situations is twisted and sad. If you want to learn to kill people, or experience life-or-death situations, join the military or get involved in a drug war. I think it's much more healthy to just wrestle or box (taken broadly, encompassing BJJ/judo/kickboxing/etc), thereby developing hand-to-hand fighting skills without the obsession with life-or-death scenarios.
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answered Is “choondu marmam” in Kalari Payattu real?
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comment How easy or hard is it for a combat sport champion to defeat a much stronger man?
@THelper We decided in meta that such questions would only be off-topic if they were low quality. I think that this question uses "champion versus physical specimen" as a concrete example of a broader philosophical question and is therefore both on-topic and constructive.
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comment How easy or hard is it for a combat sport champion to defeat a much stronger man?
@Lex My opening and closing paragraphs made reference to such issues. On the psychological side, martial arts do not (and should not) prepare an individual for murder and so on, but combat sports do prepare the trainee for the adrenaline dump of a fight, through competition.
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