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comment How should a novice train if unable to join a dojo yet?
"at my current location I can't find any [martial arts schools]"
Apr
21
comment As a beginner, how many classe(s) a week to take?
@SteveWeigand Please do so; multiple answers are doubleplusgood.
Apr
18
comment What are the main uses of aikido in self-defense?
What I said about untrained fighters refers to your last sentence: "Do you really expect to get jumped by a trained fighter?" which is to me a ludicrous excuse for not becoming a trained fighter oneself.
Apr
18
comment What are the main uses of aikido in self-defense?
Uh, this is not true: "karate was taught to footmen and aikido was taught to generals." Nor will aikido work "at any distance". Beyond that, the entire philosophical approach of assuming an untrained opponent is aesthetically unappealing.
Apr
17
comment What are the main uses of aikido in self-defense?
I think your analogy would be a better fit if it described someone going to a driving school and getting taught to ride a unicycle. Because it's hard to cause a car crash if you're riding a unicycle! But you also don't learn to drive a car if you only ever ride a unicycle.
Apr
14
comment What is the proper use of the abdominal muscle to reduce injury?
This belongs on fitness.SE instead of here. Properly bracing the abdominals for exercise is a broad topic that relates more to exercise technique than martial arts.
Apr
13
comment What is Qi power and has it been proven to exist scientifically?
I responded in chat.
Apr
13
comment What is Qi power and has it been proven to exist scientifically?
I knew what you were referring to, which is why I describe it as an gross misapplication of the findings of physical science.
Apr
13
comment What is Qi power and has it been proven to exist scientifically?
No, all the words/phrases I criticized were from your actual answer, not a comment or chat comment. Use control-F to find them.
Apr
13
comment What is Qi power and has it been proven to exist scientifically?
-1 for handwaving, misuse of both the term "statistically", and egregious misapplication of findings in the field of quantum mechanics.
Apr
1
comment How to avoid knee injury?
@TimothyAWiseman I find that the minimum information is either extremely extensive or just a link.
Mar
31
comment Electric Chair Submission
As far as I know, it's legal at all belt levels for adults.
Mar
23
comment I would like to start ju jitsu
It's a fine age to start. Just do it.
Mar
19
comment What to do in full guard when you are able to grab your opponents knee as he stands up?
Um...what do you want to do? What kind of grab are we talking about? Gi, no-gi, self-defense, MMA? Did he stand up, or are we looking at when he just put a knee up? If he stood up, did he open your guard or are you hanging?
Mar
18
comment How to improve speed, strength and condition for Kyokushin karate?
"Weight training makes you powerful but slow." This is not true for many forms of weight training.
Mar
18
comment Is 16 too late of an age to start hapkido or judo?
@MontyWild Teenagers, particularly teenage males, are better suited than just about any other population to adapt and thrive in response to physical stress of this sort. When someone who is 40 with kyphosis and degenerated joints and so inflexible they can't touch their toes tries to just dive into judo or hard-sparring karate the answer is often injury, not adaptation.
Mar
16
comment Is 16 too late of an age to start hapkido or judo?
I agree! Except about conditioning. Lots of people--most people--need remedial physical preparation before engaging in good hard training. Basic strength and mobility work can provide that. But that doesn't mean those people should wait, it means that martial arts schools should provide an on-ramp physical preparation program.
Mar
14
comment How to avoid injuries in spinal ligaments?
This would belong better on fitness.stackexchange.com.
Mar
11
comment Pursuing Tae Kwon Do and Karate at same time
@TheWudangKid Your comment would make a good answer.
Mar
10
comment Muay Thai defensive techniques against grappling attacks
@SahanDeSilva I mean, BJJ generally spends 75 to 90% of training time on ground grappling, and muay Thai spends approximately 0 to 5%. So...