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Jun
11
comment Straight punch to the head and knockout
-1 I want to knock someone out if I'm competing in boxing, kickboxing or MMA, or if I'm defending myself. Both scenarios are totally ethical.
Jun
10
comment What glasses can I wear for martial arts training?
+1 This is what I did until I got laser eye surgery.
Jun
7
revised What are tai chi's high-percentage push hands techniques?
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Jun
6
comment Are there good alternatives to wood for weapons?
Do you use it for anything but kata?
Jun
6
comment How does one progress from tai chi push hands to free-sparring?
Excellent answer. This description of the relationship between the two practices, and the progression from general taiji practice to sanshou, is exactly what I was looking for.
Jun
6
accepted How does one progress from tai chi push hands to free-sparring?
Jun
6
suggested suggested edit on What are tai chi's high-percentage push hands techniques?
Jun
5
comment Will engraving a staff made of white waxwood compromise its integrity?
@Ho-ShengHsiao That's bonkers. The sticks with etching split faster, again and again. Identical sticks without etching consistently lasted longer with less or no splitting. I don't need a double-blind study on this one.
Jun
5
comment Will engraving a staff made of white waxwood compromise its integrity?
@Ho-ShengHsiao Also, note the first clause of my second paragraph.
Jun
5
comment Will engraving a staff made of white waxwood compromise its integrity?
@Ho-ShengHsiao Do you really think I need an authoritative source for the fact that cutting a stick makes it more prone to splitting/splintering? The fact that etchings caused several issues in sticks that I and my dojo-mates used isn't sufficient?
Jun
5
comment Will engraving a staff made of white waxwood compromise its integrity?
@Trevoke The etchings that I dealt with were deep. Very shallow etching, like in metalwork, might not be a problem. Again, if we're talking about sticks for hitting, it's a safety issue that I would recommend against.
Jun
5
comment Will engraving a staff made of white waxwood compromise its integrity?
@Ho-ShengHsiao Personal experience with sticks long and short used in karate for kata, kihon, and kumite. I experienced the issue I spoke of.
Jun
5
answered Will engraving a staff made of white waxwood compromise its integrity?
Jun
5
comment What are tai chi's high-percentage push hands techniques?
Awesome! Could you give some detail on how its applied? Do you have maybe an example? (An image or video would be super-swell.)
Jun
2
comment What does it mean to “uproot” someone in tai chi?
I think @DaveNewton has a point...I repeatedly come across taiji techniques that involve controlling the opponent's CoG without getting under it. Twists and pull-downs come to mind.
Jun
1
comment Why doesn't aikido have kicking techniques?
@Trevoke Unless we're going to play "No True Scotsmen", yes. Those styles (or styles within umbrella terms) use kicks above the knee for fighting.
Jun
1
comment Why doesn't aikido have kicking techniques?
Does this mean that san shou, karate, savate and muay Thai are all "centered around kicks"? I'd agree for muay Thai, but the others...?
Jun
1
answered Conflict escalation management resources
Jun
1
comment Conflict escalation management resources
-1 This does not answer the question, even under MA's broad criteria. Conflict resolution is an entire field that cannot be reduced to "lose your ego". That, plus the lack of sources or references, makes this an unproductive answer.
May
31
revised How bad is kickboxing for your brain?
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