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Jan
5
comment What is Qi? What is (fa) jin ? Where can I learn them?
I voted to close this question because it's a duplicate, but it's also several questions mashed into one, making it too broad as well.
Jan
5
comment What's the difference between Internal and External martial arts?
You don't see how saying "everything is qi" is vague?
Jan
4
comment What is Qi power and has it been proven to exist scientifically?
"[Masters who 'have chi power'] have plenty of students with cash in hand willing to pay them handsomely in order to learn" -- people pay all sorts of con artists for the privilege of being scammed.
Jan
4
comment What's the difference between Internal and External martial arts?
What is chi, if it causes physical effects? Shouldn't we have some sort of specific understanding of it, instead of just vaguenesses?
Jan
4
comment What is the application for tai chi's single whip?
That's a silly idea.
Jan
4
comment What aspects of health does form-based tai chi improve?
-1 Qi flow is an incoherent concept, not a medical term, state, or technique.
Jan
4
comment What did Dai Longbang mean by Qi?
That "paper" is the handwaviest piece of writing I have ever read.
Dec
29
comment Defending against an aggressive and heavier opponent
@TimothyAWiseman Because my hand bones are delicate flowers. Of course, what the hell do I know what I'd do if I were properly trained? I'm mostly basing it on recently watching several Bas Rutten clips where he talks about it being a good approach to ungloved fighting.
Dec
28
comment Can my body learn to split at 25?
This would be a better fit at fitness.SE.
Dec
28
comment In MMA, should you try to block punches with your glove in the same way you could in Muay Thai?
Jack Slack, noted striking analyst, disagrees: Dipping is bending at the knees while maintaining the stance with the upper body. Weaving is bending at the waist.
Dec
23
comment Defending against an aggressive and heavier opponent
De-escalation means calming the person down.
Dec
23
comment Defending against an aggressive and heavier opponent
@JulianKról As for not liking the clinch...the only options here are: convince them to stop, knock them out, run, or clinch. I don't like the odds on going for the knockout. Running is kind of outside the scope of the question. Convincing them to stop by wearing them out or leg kicking them is viable, but involves a lot of risk while in the striking range.
Dec
23
comment Defending against an aggressive and heavier opponent
It happens. The throw happens to work well with me; other throws work better for other people. But all judo throws are meant to work against bigger, stronger opponents if you get good at them.
Dec
15
comment BJJ Instructor and Fighter Ranks
I learn something every day, I suppose. I wonder, as you do, if they mean vale tudo/MMA fighter or just a sport competitor? I wonder how they define sport competitor—must they be currently active? Weird stuff.
Dec
15
comment BJJ Instructor and Fighter Ranks
I've never heard of this. That's not to say it's not true in some organization or lineage, of course, but to my knowledge there's no fighter/instructor difference.
Dec
4
comment In MMA, should you try to block punches with your glove in the same way you could in Muay Thai?
@Vass Slipping is turning and moving laterally out of the way of a punch, the bob+weave is ducking under and coming back up: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boxing_styles_and_technique#Defense
Dec
3
comment How to deal with unfair judges
I solved a similar problem by quitting karate and competing in tournaments where such corrupt judging is harder. In my case it was judo and BJJ, but boxing and kickboxing, where you actually hit, knock out, and knock down the opponent, would work too. I don't see how asking the judge is going to make anything better.
Nov
28
comment Doing MMA or a doing multiple individual martial arts, which is more effective?
Is there a specific gym with specifically MMA classes near you?
Nov
27
comment Overcoming fear/anxiousness and dealing with pain
"instead of having us beginners widly flailing our arms and legs in a frenzy/panic, not knowing what to do" —- isn't this exactly what your question suggests their approach has in fact caused? 'Learning' footwork and kicking technique for a year without sparring (or only sparring with an extremely limited set of techniques, like chain punches/bong sau/lap sau) is like 'learning' to swim by moving your arms standing next to the pool.
Nov
26
comment Is it advisable to try to catch a low kick to the thigh in Muay Thai?
Throwing a punch from the opposite side of a kick catch is a bread-and-butter san shou technique. It can cause an easy knockdown if it's done quickly enough that the kicker doesn't have time to re-establish balance. It's even in the forms! :D This video shows a rather classic kick catch->punch-> trip sequence.