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bio website 8bitproductions.com.au
location Melbourne, Australia
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May
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Mar
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awarded  Popular Question
May
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awarded  Yearling
Jan
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answered Why does Seido Karate only teach weapons training at black belt level?
Nov
15
comment Why do taekwondoists bounce so much? (And how do we help them stop?)
BTW, we just had a third TKD person join our class and he isn't bouncy. It's probably got more to do with the person than the style.
Nov
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revised Endurance problems while practicing martial art
added 135 characters in body
Nov
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answered Endurance problems while practicing martial art
Oct
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comment how to overcome “freeze”?
Hi Guys, just a note to say I passed my grading. Orange in jujutsu now :)
Sep
27
comment how to overcome “freeze”?
Thanks guys. Some great answers there. I'll let you know how it goes soon.
Sep
27
accepted how to overcome “freeze”?
Sep
23
asked how to overcome “freeze”?
Sep
14
comment Octagonal vs round shaped staff weapons
@Matt-Chan, that would be true if you are using a stick that is the right size, but typically you would be shaping things out of a board from a larger tree. This gives you much more control over the grain in the final weapon. The straighter the grain, the better.
Sep
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answered Octagonal vs round shaped staff weapons
Aug
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answered Where can I go to order cheap grappling mat(s) for beginners?
Jul
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accepted Why do taekwondoists bounce so much? (And how do we help them stop?)
Jul
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comment Do martial arts instructors also seek fitness instruction certifications?
Nice answer. I agree completely with you, esp about the "more harm than good" part. I don't mind training technique, and even once had an instructor that said we should get fit in our own time and come to class ready to train technique. I've also seen some shocking warm up routines in schools, but this seems to be the exception rather than the rule.
Jul
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awarded  Critic
Jul
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comment How do you prepare for the stress of a real self-defense situation?
I agree completely about the fear thing. The fear of getting hurt will cause us to do stupid things out of proportion to the real threat. Learning that a hit doesn't hurt as much as we fear it will is a huge lesson. Just like practicing breakfalls and learning that falling down is no big deal. This is not to say that a hit (or fall) can't be dangerous. In the news today, where I live, is a story about a 17yo who died after being hit once outside a nightclub. It's dangerous. But fear is dangerous too.
Jul
10
comment Looking for cheap cutting material for tameshigiri practice
Pool noodles. What a great idea :) I saw these being used as targets at an archery place recently too.
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