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Aug
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comment Martial Arts Technique Against Knife Attack
Then I fall back to "I am using the term my teacher used". OTOH, I'm not sure that this distinction is important.
Aug
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comment Martial Arts Technique Against Knife Attack
That is a subject of debate. Tomiki called it "Aikido"; I believe all of the Menkyo's simply state "Aikido". My teacher called it "Tomiki Aikido", and I'm following his example.
Aug
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answered Martial Arts Technique Against Knife Attack
Jun
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comment Martial art without exam and secrets
I don't think there is any skill of any kind that you can learn without periodically demonstrating proficiency. Most sports include exams - we call them "games" or "matches".
Jun
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comment Until one has mastered a martial art, is one actually more vulnerable to attack than before training began?
This does not match my experience. About half our dropouts are people who have no instinct for defense whatsoever, and resist learning one. This is one of those "people say" opinions of which I am VERY skeptical without some evidence. After all, people say that you can't go to the moon, or fly, or travel over 35mph, or....
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Sep
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comment Best to learn for self defense: Wrestling, Boxing, or Jiu Jitsu
The How to Ask is pretty clear that "What martial arts system is "best" or if art A is better than art B (not constructive)" is out of scope. "best" depends on the assumptions you make about the environment, the opponents skill, motivation and characteristics, weapons, the presence of innocents, and a host of other factors. Practice the one you enjoy the most.
Sep
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answered Is grabbing or manipulating the nose potentially an effective attack?
Aug
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comment How can I become a good training partner
At some point you may want to look around and see if you can find another club that is more welcoming. That isn't always an easy option, but I think we need to recognize that fundamentally this isn't your problem; your training partners aren't behaving in a mature fashion.
Aug
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Aug
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comment Best karate book
The answer will inherently be ephemeral. Tomorrow (and every day after that) someone will publish a karate book. And the best book for learning Tang Su Do might not be the best book for learning Isshinryu. The best book for a beginner will not be the best book for someone who has studied three other related arts. The best book for a 98lb 78 year old marathon runner with arthritis won't be the best book for a 210lb weightlifter with a history of ACL tears.
Aug
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comment How can I become a good training partner
Splendid question and I really like the way you phrased it. Alas, this isn't an art I practice, so I can't offer any useful advice.
Aug
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comment What is the biggest force ever produced by an impact from the human body?
I'm not sure this fits within the guidelines in How to Ask; I don't know how you define "most powerful", or why "on tape"?
Aug
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comment How popular are the different styles of Aikido?
How would that information be useful? And wouldn't the answer be intrinsically localized? (not arguing, just exploring)
Aug
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comment How popular are the different styles of Aikido?
And it will neglect all the "independent", unaffiliated, etc. I begin to wonder if those outnumber the "affiliated" schools.
Aug
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comment What are good martial arts for aging bodies?
Why is that true of BJJ and not of any other art? Many arts emphasize technique over strength.
Aug
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comment What are good martial arts for aging bodies?
OP is concerned about knee joints, not about joints in general. Aikido can be safe for knee joints.
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