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Dec
20
comment What Defines Something As A Martial Art?
@mitro you obviously have no idea what taijiquan is about. "Slow motion punch" would be funny if that wasn't the way many people view their taiji practice. Watered down and partial practice has hurt so many TMA styles these days it's not funny anymore
Dec
16
comment What Defines Something As A Martial Art?
@mitro - modern taijiquan has plenty of violence encoded into its solo forms and paired exercises. Whether or not some (or perhaps even most) practitioners ignore it, does not make the original intent of martial arts forms, taijiquan included, less violent.
Aug
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answered Is there value in using weighted clothing in martial arts training?
Aug
19
answered Not being able to spar correctly
Aug
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answered Men hitting women too hard in martial arts
Jun
7
comment Should I speed up my breathing or slow down my tai chi?
Find a teacher. This is exactly the sort of thing that a good teacher will be able to tell you. As you can see from the few answers you've got, already you have widely varying responses. You can not learn solely from video or public forums like this one. These are complementary sources at best. Your primary source should come from an experienced teacher
May
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answered How to deal with an “anti-violence” instinct during sparring?
May
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May
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answered Should I join the dojo?
Apr
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answered To retract or not to retract when doing kicks?
Mar
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answered Treating wooden weapons
Dec
31
comment How likely is serious injury in martial arts practice?
Extra plus points for this: "But--sitting on the couch causes diabetes, heart disease, immobility, boredom, and a boring personality."
Oct
23
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Oct
23
reviewed Approve Are any Martial Arts Reality Shows/Documentaries useful to watch?
Oct
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answered What is “seven star”?
Sep
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Sep
24
revised Best to learn for self defense: Wrestling, Boxing, or Jiu Jitsu
Use proper quoting
Sep
24
suggested approved edit on Best to learn for self defense: Wrestling, Boxing, or Jiu Jitsu
Aug
19
comment What are the functional differences between the five main T'ai Chi styles?
Generally speaking a verd good and well balanced answer. I specially like the disclaimer at the end. It all comes down to the particular teacher. I do like to point out though that, like my teacher often likes to say, there is no "martial taiji" or "health taiji" -- there is just one taijiquan and proper training of all disciplines of the art will gain you both martial and civil benefits...
Jun
25
comment How harmful are kicks to the private parts in krav maga?
I would also advise to develop your own defences against groin attacks like proper posture that does not open your groin so readily to the attack. However, it seems to me, that this is the type of thing your classmates might point out to you.