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Jun
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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
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answered Will engraving a staff made of white waxwood compromise its integrity?
Jun
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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
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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
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answered Conflict escalation management resources
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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.
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May
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answered How can I speed up the recovery of a bruised leg?
May
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comment Are Aikido movies on the internet helpful for beginners?
@smev Maybe it'll work, I've never tried that. I think more class time would be more productive. If you've been training less than a year, I wouldn't fret about not yet knowing the names instinctively.
May
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comment How can I speed up the recovery of a bruised leg?
What did you do, how does it look, how does it feel, when did it happen?
May
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comment Are Aikido movies on the internet helpful for beginners?
@smev I've never heard of that approach being used in martial arts. Either you know the technique in your bones or you're faking it for the test. Go ahead and try it, but I wouldn't say it's very productive beyond the test.
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answered Are Aikido movies on the internet helpful for beginners?
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