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May
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comment What makes this seated Daito-ryu technique work?
@stslavik There's a difference between a charlatan switching to another technique and applying it brutally as punishment for making a demonstration not work (as documented, for instance, in Angry White Pyjamas), and executing renraku-waza. My point is that the technique does not work. If I said that less than clearly, perhaps you could help me rephrase.
May
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revised What makes this seated Daito-ryu technique work?
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May
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comment What do instructors look for before allowing students to compete in judo?
Nice answer. Do you see any prerequisite strength or physical attributes for adult newcomers who want to compete?
May
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revised What makes this seated Daito-ryu technique work?
grammaticality
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May
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answered What makes this seated Daito-ryu technique work?
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revised What makes this seated Daito-ryu technique work?
edits should be inline and comprehensible, not forcing me to read the saga of the question as it evolves
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May
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revised What do instructors look for before allowing students to compete in judo?
subjectivity is subjective
May
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revised What do instructors look for before allowing students to compete in judo?
removed "should"
May
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comment What do instructors look for before allowing students to compete in judo?
Maybe I'm not phrasing myself well. I don't mean "who is allowed to compete?" (which your rules links refer to) or "who will best represent the dojo?" (which your paragraphs about techniques to know addresses). I'm trying to ask "what should a judo coach make sure of before he allows a new adult white belt to compete?"
May
8
comment How can I practice shooting for a combat situation?
@WayneInML True. Competition is my go-to answer for adding an adrenaline dump with attendant hearing loss, attackers, tunnel vision, et al...maybe a paintball game interspersed with circuit training would be better?
May
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comment How can I improve my teaching of ukemi or break falling?
"playing in the dirt releases endorphins" What do you mean? Playing inside doesn't?
May
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revised What do instructors look for before allowing students to compete in judo?
added 179 characters in body
May
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asked What do instructors look for before allowing students to compete in judo?
May
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revised How can I practice shooting for a combat situation?
title needs to specify FIREARMS not all that rasslin'
May
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answered How can I practice shooting for a combat situation?
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May
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comment How dangerous is it to choke someone unconscious or to be choked unconscious?
@stslavik If the similarities between choking and epilepsy hold true, which the electroencephalogram only hints at, then repeated chokings-to-unconsciousness might cause damage (such as shrinking of the hippocampus), which would give us a marginal increase in health risks. Since we're talking about maybe half a dozen choke-outs over a lifetime maximum, as compared to uncontrolled epileptics, my Bat-signal is not going off.
May
2
comment Wide shoes for martial arts
@Trevoke I disagree. It's pretty well-understood what a TKD class entails: indoor practice of kihon, kata, and kumite. (Translate to Korean for best results.)