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Jun
19
comment What strength and conditioning exercises are used in tai chi?
Not tai chi, but TCMA in general: stone locks, polearms, gymnastic battle ax swinging, enormous muskets, and punching things: chinesemartialstudies.com/2014/03/10/…
Jun
18
comment What should I be looking for in my first, trial class? [For Chinese arts specifically]
What kind of fighting game do you compete in?
Jun
18
comment what kind of gym work out is necessary for a Tae kwon do learner?
Your point about modifying 3x/week strength programs to 2x/week and adding rotational work is critical.
Jun
18
comment what kind of gym work out is necessary for a Tae kwon do learner?
@JohnP Jinx! :D
Jun
18
comment what kind of gym work out is necessary for a Tae kwon do learner?
Any idea why "this belongs on another site in the SE network" doesn't give the option of selecting Fitness? I only see Meta.
Jun
18
comment what kind of gym work out is necessary for a Tae kwon do learner?
@Sardathrion It's more accurate, but I'm still torn.
Jun
18
comment what kind of gym work out is necessary for a Tae kwon do learner?
@Sardathrion "strength supportive for Tae kwon Do" isn't about martial arts?
Jun
17
comment Is there a reason for the red part of the belt are in the left side
AFAIK this originates in Japanese tradition. There may not be a good reason, or it could be tangentially related to some samurai custom of tying the belt a certain way for access to their weapon.
Jun
10
comment Does playing judo increase the likelyhood of one getting brain injuries?
I dispute this: "Most of the time in randori, throw are not very clean. In Judo, Uke (throw receiver) may land head first." Throws in randori should be clean. Most of the time you shouldn't land on your head. Throws in shiai should be messy and involve frequent head-landings.
Jun
10
comment would this combo of MAs be well rounded or no?
I agree that it's unclear what is being asked, and why. The OP doesn't appear to know KM and is just being speculative. However, "what does Krav lack for purposes of X" is a perfectly answerable question.
Jun
10
comment would this combo of MAs be well rounded or no?
@slugster Saying that one can't ask what arts complement a given art is a bit ridiculous to me. "What is a good complement to boxing" is a fine question.
Jun
1
comment Are there any effective Kung Fu fighters in MMA?
This is a solid and comprehensive answer, (despite some eye-rolly stuff about the immortal power of kung fu poking people in the eye). It also really shows why the question isn't useful: just because these people did kung fu doesn't tell us anything about which parts of kung fu are useful. Better to ask "what kung fu techniques (or tactics or strategies) have been used successfully in MMA"?
May
30
comment What is the best way to avoid armlocks?
Could you provide a picture of the specific armlock you're getting trapped in? "All standing armlocks" is too broad.
May
26
comment What is the difference between Muay Thai and Kickboxing?
This is a really good explanation until that awful last sentence.
May
21
comment Should I start going to tournaments?
This needs to be narrowed down. What are your goals? What do you hope to get out of tournaments? Why don't you want to go?
May
17
comment Tips for alleviating soreness?
Are you new to BJJ?
May
7
comment What are the main uses of aikido in self-defense?
@slugster When you're mounted or otherwise forced to the ground? When your attacker knows how to punch or kick? Skepticism of aikido as a practical art isn't exactly far-fetched, considering its training methods.
May
1
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.