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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?
Aug
22
answered What martial art should I try if I want to train with a wide variety of weapons?
Aug
19
answered Martial arts with a torn anterior cruciate ligament (ACL)?
Aug
9
comment How to deliver more power to my turning kick?
@QuestionOverflow - If you want to assess the damage done, you would need to compare pressure (Or pressure per square inch, PSI to be technically correct). For example, say you do a reverse punch and a reverse knuckle punch with the exact same amount of speed and energy and impact. The knuckle punch has a better chance to create more damage because the impact area is the point of one knuckle rather than the entire fist surface area, which increases the pressure actually applied.
Aug
9
comment Is there any information on pre-19th century Irish weapons-based martial arts?
Unfortunately, other than the wiki entry on it, no. My wife teaches Irish dance, so we hang out with a lot of Irish and Irish ex-pats, and I talked about it with an amateur Irish historian guy at our Irish Cultural Center a couple weeks back.
Aug
9
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Aug
8
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Aug
8
comment How to deliver more power to my turning kick?
One note - The more you increase the arc, the slower your kick will be. It's a trade off.
Aug
8
answered Is there any information on pre-19th century Irish weapons-based martial arts?