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Jan
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comment Kendo techniques
I'm not a Kendo expert, but I think the bulk of the practice deals precisely with that issue - how to counter an opponents strike. I do train against a Kendoka occasionally, and she is blindingly fast. There are several opening positions, including Haso kamae in which the sword is not presented to the opponent, and one of the assumptions of the standard opening position is that if your opponent lifts his blade you will thrust to his throat. I'll leave it for a ranked Kendoka to provide an accurate answer.
Jan
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revised Kendo techniques
HEMA is an acronym, not a noun.
Dec
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comment Video evidence of Aikido applied against a resisting non-aikidoka?
I thought we had a community standard that we wouldn't discuss the effectiveness of any given martial art.
Dec
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Nov
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revised Is this character using Aikido?
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Nov
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answered Is this character using Aikido?
Sep
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answered Do I have a bad Wing Chun teacher and is Wing Chun worth it?
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.