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Nov
25
comment Taekwondo Block Bunkai Vs. Shotokan Block Bunkai
ATA. Some of our strikes do wrap as you mention, but the blocks aren't quite as emphasized as the picture you show (With an atrocious front stance btw), and many do chamber out in front. I started in Shotokan originally, and I had a much easier time adapting to arm/hand techniques than I did to stance differences.
Nov
25
comment Taekwondo Block Bunkai Vs. Shotokan Block Bunkai
You can also consider that many styles teach overemphasized chambers to emphasize it, as many many students doesn't do things as far/tight/extended as they think they do.
Nov
25
comment Taekwondo Block Bunkai Vs. Shotokan Block Bunkai
Also consider that you have chosen two separate blocks, rather than comparing the same block between styles. In my variant of TKD, my low block chamber has my blocking fist on my opposite shoulder, with my block elbow pointing out and down from my body, not wrapped around my neck. Our inner forearm block (Which matches the middle block in your video) chambers in front in the same fashion as the video.
Nov
20
comment Reducing Soreness?
Yes, I'm aware of that effect, and I blame that for assisting with my achilles rupture. I guess what I was having trouble with was the "stuck" nomenclature, as they don't really stick, they readjust their internal thermostat so to speak.
Nov
20
comment Reducing Soreness?
Sigh.... Lactic acid is a fuel, and is NOT responsible for DOMS. I'd also be interested in your reference for muscle spindles getting "stuck" in shortened positions.
Nov
12
comment Between Kyokushin and Shotokan, which focuses more on hard sparring and less on kata?
@Trevoke - You need to lighten up. "krotty" has been an inside joke since I've been in martial arts (30 years now), as has fancy pajamas.
Oct
20
comment How to learn these movements?
Add to that, NASKA has both creative and extreme divisions in weapons and empty hand forms that are very popular, and participated in by both many men AND women. And it is very hard to be good at "tricking" if you aren't already very good at the underlying basics of martial arts. Just because YOU don't like it, doesn't mean it isn't a valid, recognized extension of martial arts.
Oct
20
comment Is it respectful for someone of a coloured rank to date a black belt?
When I was teaching on a regular basis, I had my wife as one of my students. Unless you are in a VERY formal, old school style dojo, then it shouldn't matter. Just talk to your school owner about it.
Oct
16
comment How to learn these movements?
This would be primarily wushu, not much of TKD except that some kicks cross over between arts (and are common to almost all karate styled arts). I also voted to move to Martial Arts, although your answer here is pretty much what they would say. You can also tell it's more towards wushu with the brief sword clip.
Sep
15
comment A straight Punch on the nose can knock a person unconscious.How do fighters (MMA, Boxers etc) survive such repeated direct blows to their nose?
The punch to the nose doesn't cause the knockout directly (By that I mean there isn't any thing special about the nose). What causes unconsciousness is the brain slamming into the interior of the skull, and/or shearing force in the brainstem.
Aug
28
comment Best karate book
Voted to close as being opinion based. Could also be closed as too broad.
Aug
14
comment What is the biggest force ever produced by an impact from the human body?
@Sardathrion - Not at all. 16 more upvotes and a couple down on the OP and I get the Reversal badge. Shiny. :)
Aug
14
comment How do boxers survive punches to the head?
@Bankuei - Excellent point. Case in point, the efforts in hockey and football to mitigate head contact, and the recent class action lawsuit around head injuries in football and concussions. Autopsies of many athletes who have multiple head impacts show CTE in the brain (Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy). grantland.com/features/…
Aug
14
comment Is a triple-sworded style viable against one or dual wielding sword oppenents?
Please tell me you are wearing underwear...
Aug
14
comment What is the biggest force ever produced by an impact from the human body?
Because Ivan Drago is a fictional character in a movie, and you have no clue whether the numbers on the puncho-meter-a-tron are actual or movie magic. And, given that a fight science segment on martial arts kicks only produced one kick that outperformed the punch, I would very much doubt the movie figures. youtube.com/watch?v=lcAfClb-f4g
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.