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Aug
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revised Is there any information on pre-19th century Irish weapons-based martial arts?
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Aug
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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?
Aug
2
comment Short leg issue and wide-soled shoe
For the OP: Can you elaborate on the problems that it is causing with barefoot training? For @Wudang - Chiropractors follow almost the exact same educational path as MD recipients. Your opinion is just that, and serves no constructive purpose in this context.
Jul
26
comment How to deliver more power to my turning kick?
Scoring is dependent on the system. In WTF (Olympic) tkd, then the front kick is not really used because it's hard to meet the power standards for scoring with it. In contact type sparring where first contact to a legal area scores, it's much more in use, as it is a fast kick. For power sparring, it's used to stop or gain distance (push style) for other techniques, or an instep to stop opponents and/or set up for a follow up technique. (Such as push front to stop an incoming opponent followed by a plant/reverse side kick for the power scoring technique).
Jul
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comment How to deliver more power to my turning kick?
@QuestionOverflow - It depends on the application. Ball of foot (done properly) puts all of the impact into a smaller area, which increases the amount of pressure you're getting out of the kick. However, most shoes don't allow this, plus many people have trouble getting their toes out of the way, so the instep is taught as a preferred method. It also increases the margin of error, so if your kick is off by an inch or two with an instep it really doesn't matter too much, whereas with a ball of foot target being an inch off can result in a complete miss.
Jul
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comment How to deliver more power to my turning kick?
@QuestionOverflow - Yes, in many different forms. My educational background is in kinesiology (Study of human movement), and I have 20+ years in martial arts. I've done a lot of comparisons of all the basic kicks in various manners/forms. If you are turning your plant foot and still not getting a lot of power, then there is something in either technique or timing that is off, but almost impossible to diagnose without video or being there.
Jul
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answered How to deliver more power to my turning kick?
Jul
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comment When did fake pro wrestling become so popular in the US?
The NWA (National Wrestling Alliance) was founded in 1948. During the early years it was the de facto governing body for professional wrestling.
Jun
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comment Can a Judo athlete compete in more than one weight class in the Olympics?
Did not know that, I have removed my comment. Thank you.
Jun
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awarded  Yearling
Jun
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comment What is Jason Bourne's fighting style called
@Sardathrion - Could be interpreted either way, was just clarifying.
Jun
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comment What is Jason Bourne's fighting style called
Just a note - The google search that Sard references is what they used for the movies, so that is the Hollywood interpretation. The books were written long before the movies, so that may or may not be what you were looking for.
May
20
comment Quickly learning the full essentials of Krav Maga
But it's all KM. Hostage and counter terrorism are concept based, and are pretty independent of the martial art selected. The rest is still KM, but a "civilian" discipline wouldn't choose to include those, as they aren't particularly relevant.
Jan
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awarded  Nice Answer
Dec
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comment Injury during training session, after 2 months still feel the pain
Lets see, a few months ago I suffered an injury. It hasn't healed and is impacting my training negatively. What should I do? I know, I'll ask the intertubes! Go to a doctor and get it checked already.
Nov
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comment How can I judge the competency of a teacher?
Possibly. I've never played hockey, but I can go to a 'B' league event and tell if the team is well coached or not. It's a discussion point for sure, it may depend on their (the prospective student's) own athletic background.
Nov
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answered How can I judge the competency of a teacher?
Nov
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comment How can I judge the competency of a teacher?
-1 for the perpetuation of the mcdojo myths. There are legitimate reasons for all of the "negative" reasons you list (With the possible exception of emphasis on money), and none of that helps answer the OP's question.