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Oct
16
comment Teaching Students to See the “Big Picture” of a Conflict
It is interesting. You would need to be a little careful, because ALL conflicts could be traced back to deciding to leave the house. I would think that a lot of scenario roleplaying would be useful, such as "You go to a bar with friends, and accidentally spill a belligerent drunk's beer." Obviously the guy is going to want to make an issue of it, how do you deflect that?
Oct
14
comment Drills for training agility - cross art
@stslavik - I took ballet as part of my kinesiology degree, and my wife is an Irish dance teacher. Agreed, ballet and dance in general are good for balance and proprioceptive training.
Oct
10
comment Drills for training agility - cross art
Also, as I stated to Dave, I would prefer drills/exercises that can be done in the dojangh, rather than outside the studio.
Oct
10
comment Drills for training agility - cross art
Thank you for the answer that hits all the components, but can you provide a reference on the plyo's needing squat/power clean preparation? I'm also looking for drills that can be done in the classroom without relying on outside supplementation. I believe there are plyometric based drills/exercises that don't need a significant prep period/routine.
Oct
9
asked Drills for training agility - cross art
Oct
3
comment How can I keep my back straight in my horse stance?
uhm...what? Can you clarify what you are trying to say?
Sep
18
comment Counting Calories when Training for TKD Tournament
@stslavik - The amount of calories in a day for maintaining organs, etc., is variable among different people depending on age and sex among other factors. Uric acid from purines is also somewhat personally dependent, and saying it's in all meat is misleading. Yes, all meat does have purines, but in minimal amounts unless you are eating a lot of organ meats (Liver/kidney), some seafoods as well. There are also some veggies (Such as asparagus/mushrooms) that are high in purines. Agreed, though, if you eat a very high protein based diet, it's something to be aware of.
Sep
18
comment Self-defense against chainsaw attack
If you simply typed run or not engage, it would be a comment. Dressing it up with humor doesn't necessarily improve a comment/answer that still in the end just says run. Voting up because a post is humorous instead of informative defeats the voting system.
Sep
17
comment Self-defense against chainsaw attack
So because the question isn't a great one, the answers should likewise deviate from the expected? Or should we expect a tongue in cheek explanation of how to run as a good answer on any self defense question, since that is one of the primary fight avoidance tactics?
Sep
17
comment Self-defense against chainsaw attack
@VaibhavGarg - From the FAQ/Help: Voting up a question or answer signals to the rest of the community that a post is interesting, well-researched, and useful, while voting down a post signals the opposite: that the post contains wrong information, is poorly researched, or fails to communicate information. Just because an answer makes you laugh is not a good reason to vote it up.
Sep
16
comment Self-defense against chainsaw attack
Oh, yes, I'm seriously stalking you. If I was, I'd have downvoted this earlier. And I worked EMS for several years, I have also seen people hit with bricks both held and thrown that were not immediately incapacitated.
Sep
16
comment Self-defense against chainsaw attack
Presuming that you actually hit them with the brick, and that said impact actually does the damage you expect. Contrary to movies and popular opinion, you can get hit with a thrown brick and not be knocked cold.
Sep
15
comment Were ninja still active during WW2?
A ninja was much more than "just" an assassin. Also, I am not aware of any killing being done by "ice blasts or fire from their mouths" outside of cartoons and movies.
Sep
13
answered Self-defense against chainsaw attack
Sep
6
comment Who is a person, Martial Art, who broke his hand when he tried to break the Tiles?
@NullVoid - I would suggest going to the library or ordering it. Even if someone has it, they are not going to type out the full story here.
Aug
27
comment What martial art should I try if I want to train with a wide variety of weapons?
Oh, agreed. But the very structure of the SCA with the royalty, squires, etc., lends itself to political machination. It's actually a good representation of what royal society was like for the era. I used to perform at Ren Faires and I have some friends in SCA, some are into the politics, some aren't.
Aug
26
answered Counting Calories when Training for TKD Tournament
Aug
26
comment What martial art should I try if I want to train with a wide variety of weapons?
Aside from the internal politics of the SCA, this is a good answer. IIRC there are some Kingdoms that also have archery as part of their Grand Melee events. In addition to the training, SCA also has live combat events of both one on one and multiple opponent scenarios.
Aug
23
comment Krav Maga, is it 100% legal for defense?
While it is entirely in the realm of possibility, I am always amused when the "flavor of the month" martial art suddenly has all these instructors popping up that were "trained by the Heap High Expert for X assignments". As far as walking in a ready stance, yeah, don't do that. You only invite stares and comments or direct challenges, neither of which you really want.
Aug
22
comment Grappling training for a striker
One clarification - You say you've been training "years", how many years? While wanting to cross train is admirable, if you have been training extensively in CKD and still have not achieved BB, why would you want to mix in more stuff? When was the last time you were in "real world combat" where grappling would have made a difference?