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Mar
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comment Are martial arts helpful in dealing with pain from a sedentary lifestyle?
In contrast, while I'm not terribly excited about the hernia question, at least that was a clear diagnosis, and you were sharing your personal experience with what the OP was asking about. In this question you're trying to diagnosis the OP's knee issues and you're already tossing out guesses as to the cause of the OP's shoulder trouble. You're saying it's probably bursitis when the sum total of your knowledge is 1. it's the shoulder and 2. some doctor said it was probably related to computer time.
Mar
1
comment How likely is serious injury in martial arts practice?
Concussions are a factor in judo, wrestling, boxing, and kickboxing, and there's a significant contingent in each of those sports that consider the activity to be spiritual training. That's part and parcel of hard-sparring arts.
Mar
1
comment Are martial arts helpful in dealing with pain from a sedentary lifestyle?
OP wrote "I am a research scholar and I have to dedicate a lot of time everyday in front of the computer. This leads to pain in my knees and shoulder. I consulted with doctors and they suggested me some elementary physical exercises.". From that you wrote "The pain in your shoulder is most likely caused by referred nerve pain or a localised tendonitis/bursitis (most likely your bicep tendon or a rotator cuff inflamation)." To me, that's an Internet Diagnosis that we should avoid.
Mar
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comment Are martial arts helpful in dealing with pain from a sedentary lifestyle?
-1 Please don't try to diagnose someone's medical issues over the internet with less than two sentences to go on.
Feb
28
comment Frequency of Martial Arts lessons
@dmckee Your comment would make a fine answer.
Feb
28
comment How likely is serious injury in martial arts practice?
Editing the post would be fine. The idea of Stack Exchange is to make quality answers that help all readers, not just the original poster, so edits are encouraged.
Feb
28
comment How likely is serious injury in martial arts practice?
I'm just quibbling over the word "worthy". Plenty of quality schools don't have room for someone who wants to pick and choose which parts of practice they'll do. Still a good answer, still upvoted, but if someone's not a good fit for a martial arts school because they don't want to train martial arts, then I think calling the school unworthy is a little odd.
Feb
28
comment How likely is serious injury in martial arts practice?
I agree with most everything except the idea that someone can choose to sit out of fundamental activities like sparring. It's reasonable for some gyms to say, "train like we train or you can't train with us," and it's reasonable for that to involve sparring.
Feb
28
comment How likely is serious injury in martial arts practice?
Extremely relevant similar questions: martialarts.stackexchange.com/questions/293/… and martialarts.stackexchange.com/questions/998/…
Feb
26
comment What material should be covered in a rape-defense course?
Thanks for your answer! I think it's important to remember, however, that the vast majority of rapes do not stem from women out jogging or returning home late at night and being ambushed. Most rapes are committed by someone the victim knows‌​. (Thanks go to @DavidHClements for the link.)
Feb
20
comment What is the best way to determine board-breaking ability?
I agree with everything in this answer except the condescending attitude. :) It's hard to be nice, but worth the effort.
Feb
13
comment How should a novice train if unable to join a dojo yet?
@Nowhereman Maybe you could you add your own answer to describe what you mean? I'm not sure how improving one's clean and jerk decreases or interferes with mobility work.
Feb
12
comment How should a novice train if unable to join a dojo yet?
@Nowhereman Supple in what way? The Olympic lifters I'm familiar with are quite bullish on extensive mobility work.
Feb
10
comment Is there any documentation of newaza in Fusen-Ryu?
Thanks for dropping by, and for the updated link. I got that impression from the "Kosen Judo evolution" section, but will rephrase my statement to better showcase our agreement. I think the only potential distance between our views is that much like you convincingly argue that many techniques attributed to Brazilian judoka were predated by Kosen judoka, I've heard claims that some non-Kosen judoka were making the same inroads into newaza.
Feb
8
comment Terminology: List of all boxing and muay thai technique terms with example photos
Kind of similar to this question, but not identical.
Feb
4
comment Avoiding “Belt Factories”
In many styles/schools/organizations, kid belts are indeed the same as adult belts. It can also present problems when, say, a 7-year-old TKD black belt mentally equates their achievement to BJ Penn's BJJ black belt.
Jan
29
comment What material should be covered in a rape-defense course?
That would be nice, but "if they want to join the club...make sure they reported it" sounds a lot like "if they don't report, they can't join the dojo" or "they should report it whether they want to or not". It doesn't sound like "support their choice".
Jan
29
comment What material should be covered in a rape-defense course?
It's nice that a given technique worked, but that's a one-in-a-million shot. So-called "one-strike disabling" techniques should not be relied on. False empowerment is dangerous.
Jan
29
comment What material should be covered in a rape-defense course?
MacYoung's page is chock-full of victim-blaming, and demanding that sexual assault survivors go to police is patronizing. Someone who has had their autonomy violently taken from them doesn't need someone else--someone who they don't even know and haven't given any authority over their lives more than asking for training--telling them what to do. Going to the police is the victim's call. If you have an opinion about it, keep it to yourself until they ask you. But "there are no easy answers" is spot-on.
Jan
29
comment What material should be covered in a rape-defense course?
@dmckee I agree, but I think there's room enough for both syllabuses in this question. The difference between three hours and 32 hours exist, but there's a bigger difference between both of those and regular training. The key is "what do you teach to people who don't train".