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Jun
3
comment To punch with keys or without?
This. I worked in an ER, and I've seen a few injuries where the webbing between the fingers was shredded, keys embedded in palms, etc. Also, in many countries assault is merely the threat, battery is the act of striking. It can be compounded as you say, by wielding anything that appears to be a weapon.
May
29
comment Is the highest judo belt really red?
Also, many (if not most) karate/tkd styled systems only have 9 dan grades, with the 9th dan being reserved for head of the art. 10th dan (if used) is more ceremonial than achievement based.
May
22
comment is Jun Chong TKD a legitimate TKD dojo for self defense?
@SteveWeigand - Long term contracts (12-24 months) are a common business tool, nothing more. It allows a business owner to plan and project income over an extended time. Any good contract should have an escape clause, for many reasons other than "Yeah, I got bored".
May
19
comment is Jun Chong TKD a legitimate TKD dojo for self defense?
-1. This is highly subjective. There are many TKD schools that do not emphasize competition, and are heavier on the defense/application aspects.
May
16
comment Straight punch to the head and knockout
Not sure where you worked, but a guy that trains at our studio is a corrections officer, and they are absolutely not allowed to do anything like that except as a complete last resort.
May
9
comment What techniques would be effective in Zero Graivty?
I don't know what kind of water polo y'all play, but it's not according to any rules I know. I've played, and while I've been grabbed (And in some pretty rough games) I've never been clinched with body shots.
May
9
comment What techniques would be effective in Zero Graivty?
Also voted to close. It's basically guesswork.
May
9
comment What techniques would be effective in Zero Graivty?
If you grab an ear and "wrench around" you are just as likely to move and drift as your opponent unless you are latched on to something else.
Apr
25
comment Proper form for tae kwon do spinning side kicks
Also, pay attention to what your hands/arms are doing. The more you let them get away/flap in the breeze, the more you disperse your center of gravity and axis of rotation. Both of which will end up throwing your spins off.
Mar
24
comment What are the chances of breaking my nose if I take up a Judo class?
Yeah, I can believe that. Can't tell you how many times I've been kicked in the back or more sensitive areas when working with/teaching new or out of control sparrers.
Mar
24
comment What are the chances of breaking my nose if I take up a Judo class?
Oh, I agree, but how many times did you or someone in your school have an injury or mishap that may have interrupted training for a few days that was never reported? Even controlled, in class sparring has its risks, and even more severe injuries in a school setting are never really reported anywhere. I don't think it's a huge difference, probably in the order of 3-4 more per 1000, so 10-12ish per 1000 for in school incidents.
Mar
24
comment What are the chances of breaking my nose if I take up a Judo class?
Actually, I would figure injury rates to be higher at a local school than competitors at the national level, just vastly more under-reported. You'll get a lot more people with some training and very little control than you would a tournament where all the competitors are national level and have developed control.
Feb
13
comment What information should I consider when choosing a martial art to study?
@JonnyP - Excellent information. I would encourage you then to find a more traditional based school then. For example, many TKD schools (Such as WTF and ATA) are very heavy into the competition aspects and do not do as much internal emphasis (YMMV, every school is different).
Feb
13
comment What information should I consider when choosing a martial art to study?
Everyone is more accountable with a partner. But I have seen it time and time again in students and workout partners, unless you truly have an internal desire, external motivators eventually fail.
Feb
12
comment Training Footwork for people with knee issues
n=1, I've been in primarily TKD since 1988ish with no knee issues (Including several years of cross country running through college). I have, however, ruptured an Achilles.
Feb
7
comment Can you be immune to chokeholds?
The people in the video are kids. How can they have "decades" of training?
Feb
5
comment Why do we train martial arts?
There are good subjective questions, as there can be good list questions. I agree, many people on SE have not read the good/bad essay.
Feb
5
comment Can you be immune to chokeholds?
-1 for recommending self asphyxiation as a way to train. I mean, seriously? Should we also start cutting/stabbing ourselves to train against knife attacks?
Feb
5
comment Why do we train martial arts?
Your prejudices are showing. If I had a student that I asked that question and they respond "I love to spar", that indicates a more superficial view, and I would also ask "What happens if you couldn't spar any more?". I think they are inviting him to see beyond his current somewhat myopic viewpoint. Also, if you have someone that truly enjoys what you call "soft" training, is that a bad thing? Is it only really martial arts training if you're throwing around small cars and running into walls to toughen yourself?
Feb
5
comment Why do we train martial arts?
@DaveLiepmann - I've read good/bad before, and I think this misses on points 5 and 6. It's close, but I don't think it's a good subjective question.