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Jul
6
comment Why do taekwondoists bounce so much? (And how do we help them stop?)
@JohnP I'm not sure what style they are. I'll ask next time I see them. I didn't realise there were different types of TKD, but I guess it makes sense. There's different styles of every other martial art ;) Thanks.
Jul
5
revised Why do taekwondoists bounce so much? (And how do we help them stop?)
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Jul
5
comment How can you practice wrist locks/grappling holds without a partner?
Nice one for the wrist stretches :) I joined in a few hapkido classes once and the instructor did exactly these exercises and stressed they were the same as the wrist locks. It's a lesson that has stuck with me and I've made those wrist stretches past of my routine warm up.
Jul
5
asked Why do taekwondoists bounce so much? (And how do we help them stop?)
Jun
21
comment What martial arts cultural remedies are there to avoid and relieve soreness?
@Trevoke if it's so you can keep training now, I'd forget about "traditional" tecniques. A nurse I train with swears by pain killers, and anti-inflamatories :) You can even use the proactivley before training.
Jun
18
comment What martial arts cultural remedies are there to avoid and relieve soreness?
Fair enough Trevoke. But I think my answer still stands. As my old instructor used to say "the only way to get good at something is to do more of it". Which is to say: keep doing those stretches until it doesn't hurt anymore. I'm not saying this is the best way to train. I'm just saying it's the traditional martial arts (macho) way.
Jun
15
answered What martial arts cultural remedies are there to avoid and relieve soreness?
Jun
13
comment Will engraving a staff made of white waxwood compromise its integrity?
When I make my own weapons from wood, I don't don't treat them with anything, and have not had any trouble, although I did just lose my wooden knife after 10 years with it. But I don't think the wood worms took it ;) I recently bought a "white oak" bokken and when I did do some carving on it, discovered that the "white" was just a white lacqure painted over what looked like common American oak :(
Jun
8
comment Will engraving a staff made of white waxwood compromise its integrity?
I've never experienced wood worms in weapons. Perhaps this is something particular to where you live? Some insects might be more previlant in some areas than others. Given that this isn't a concern where I live (Australia), I prefer not to oil practice weapons.
Jun
8
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Jun
8
revised Will engraving a staff made of white waxwood compromise its integrity?
added a bit more to my answer
Jun
6
accepted Do martial arts instructors also seek fitness instruction certifications?
Jun
5
answered Will engraving a staff made of white waxwood compromise its integrity?
Jun
5
comment What technique should I use for hand wrappings?
It sounds like you are not wrapping them tight enough.
Jun
5
answered When should I run away?
Jun
5
comment What's the most effective way to discipline students (particularly juniors)?
What's a "pa day"?
Jun
5
asked Do martial arts instructors also seek fitness instruction certifications?
May
17
comment history of Jujitsu?
Good point. Seems I need to rethink my question a bit :) But I suspect the answer to "why isn't there a definative history?" is that each school tends to tell their own biased version. They are all true enough in their own right, but I've found that big picture objectivity is a rare thing.
May
15
comment How does Bartitsu's “foot hook with a cane” technique work?
I'll confess I didn't watch the video. I was just going from the pictures.
May
15
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