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Apr
11
comment Stacking mats so they slide less
Our organization uses Zebra mats at both Nationals tournaments as well as Worlds. They don't have borders, and I can tell you that within a few rounds of sparring or workshops gaps develop, even with their recommended layouts.
Apr
11
comment Training to avoid freezing up in self-defense
So...let's just go and pick a fight with a drug dealer, because everyone knows they are weak targets because loser.
Feb
29
comment Shotokan Karate front stance - weight is over the front knee? Or centre?
I've done both WTF and ATA tkd (And my first year of MA was shotokan), and you are right on on all counts.
Feb
23
comment Drills for training agility - cross art
@TheWudangKid - You read the last paragraph, yes? I already have two or three of most of all of that. :)
Feb
19
comment Is it possible to learn Martial Arts (Kung Fu in my case) effectively without sparring?
This is anectdotal crap.
Jan
26
comment Is Static Stretching Before Practice Beneficial, Harmful, or Something In-between?
The entire review article is available here.
Dec
7
comment “World Master” Title in Korean TKD
It's also somewhat system dependent. I believe WTF awards Master title at 4th degree, ATA starts with Master at 6th, then Senior Master (7th) and Chief Master (8th).
Nov
30
comment Punishment in the Martial arts
Number of medals has zero to do with being an effective instructor.
Nov
18
comment how to survive not doing hardcore Judo after losing your ACL forever
Along with Topin's answer: If the ligament is gone, it can possibly be repaired using either a cadaver ligament or a ligament from elsewhere in the body. Seeing a doctor would let you know what all your options are.
Nov
16
comment Seeing improvements when training alone?
While the mirror is good, it can also promote bad positioning as you try to look at the mirror while doing various techniques. I've found that video is much better, and readily available on most smartphones now.
Nov
16
comment Soft/Energy drinks effects for tae kwon do players
I'm voting to close this question as off-topic because it's about the effects of soda/energy drinks in the body. Just because the original comment comes from a martial arts instructor doesn't make it a non nutrition question. Probably a better fit on health.se
Oct
14
comment Martial Arts wannabe accosting and threating neighbor who simply complains over parking issue
Verbal threatening is assault, and can be prosecuted as such if you feel the threat is credible. Doesn't matter how close they get. On a side note, are you sure that escalating things by taunting a known psychiatric case with a felony history is a good thing to do?
Sep
22
comment What is a grandmaster?
Mmm...not really on the academic comparison. There are tons of professors in various fields with PhD certs. Closer to the Dean of a college, maybe?
Sep
16
comment What is a grandmaster?
Master as a 7th or 8th degree is very organization dependent. ITF Master is 7th, WTF Master is 4th, ATA Master Instructor is 6th (And the master title is independent of rank, you have to be a 6th to be eligible, but not all 6th degrees are awarded the title Master Instructor).
Sep
16
comment Exercises for strengthening arms, wrists and fingers with the intent of sword use
This is a great platitude, but it doesn't really answer the question. "Practice over and over" doesn't really outline any exercises the the OP requested.
Sep
4
comment Martial arts club politics
It might help if you outlined what your position in the school actually is. Are you an instructor? Student only? Both? Why is it your position to suggest these things?
Aug
24
comment Kick to the jaw injury rehabilitation
Were you prescribed the diclofenac for your jaw? If not, why would you take it?
Aug
11
comment How to improve speed and footwork?
That may or may not be legal depending on the rules they are sparring under. Additionally, it does not answer the question, which is about how to improve footwork and speed.
Aug
3
comment How to deal with an excessively aggressive student that is turning people off sparring classes?
I would amend that to "skilled" fighter. A "great" fighter would be one who could unleash when needed, but be able to control and adapt when facing an obviously weaker opponent in a learning setting. You learn nothing by bashing in the face of a less skilled opponent. That is ego stroking, nothing more.
Aug
3
comment Am I Being Used By My Dojo?
That is an absurd statement to make. You have no idea of the space rental costs, utilities, insurance, advertising, etc etc etc.