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May
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comment Is it possible to learn Martial Arts (Kung Fu in my case) effectively without sparring?
There are Shaolin monks all over the world. Care to share why you feel they are all frauds?
Apr
30
answered Mouthguard for sparring with extra special gag reflex
Apr
30
reviewed Reviewed What is the most effective method for the roundhouse kick?
Apr
30
reviewed No Action Needed Mouthguard for sparring with extra special gag reflex
Apr
23
reviewed No Action Needed Name That Kempo Style
Apr
23
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Apr
23
accepted Drills for training agility - cross art
Apr
23
revised It makes sense to develop explosive forward movement?
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Apr
21
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Apr
21
reviewed No Action Needed Preventing and/or healing sore wrists and elbows in boxing
Apr
21
reviewed Close As a beginner, how many classe(s) a week to take?
Apr
21
reviewed No Action Needed Judo or BJJ gi? And, which size?
Apr
21
reviewed No Action Needed To retract or not to retract when doing kicks?
Apr
14
comment Is Wing Chun or krav maga suitable for a sailing lifestyle
@indiansailor - ANY Martial art CAN be effective in a "real life" situation. It entirely depends on the practitioner.
Apr
14
comment Joining a new dojo, would this be inappropriate?
@Phil - As others have said, ask. However, expect it to be turned down. I imagine that the rule is in place because they have had a bunch of people expecting to learn sword ("Dude! I'm taking sword classes!"), and when they find that there is a LOT, I mean a LOT of tradition, slow progression, basics basics and more basics before you get to actually "do sword", they leave. I would put the same rule in place to assess a student before letting them into class. I also wouldn't mention that you might be moving in a year ;-)
Apr
6
comment Is there any special term for eskrima sticks?
For what style/language? Every language is going to have a different term for "stick to whack people with"
Mar
30
comment How to avoid knee injury?
With the excellent answers below, it's also a good idea to look at form. It is possible that you are hyperextending your leg when you kick due to new/bad form. Get some video of you practicing and go through it with your sabumnim.
Mar
14
comment I want to learn Jiu Jitsu here in Japan, so do you guys know a school in Japan where they teach Jiu Jitsu, not BJJ?
"Here in Japan", but in your other question you state you live in China. Which is it?