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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
revised Is there any information on pre-19th century Irish weapons-based martial arts?
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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?
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
26
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
26
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
26
answered How to deliver more power to my turning kick?
Jul
18
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
26
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
26
awarded  Yearling
Jun
19
comment What is Jason Bourne's fighting style called
@Sardathrion - Could be interpreted either way, was just clarifying.
Jun
18
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
4
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