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Feb
20
answered What is the best way to determine board-breaking ability?
Jan
5
comment Are handwrappings used only together with boxing gloves?
Hand wrappings are commonly used to practice hitting a bag. The goal is to strenghten the wrist and protect the knuckles. However, they could reduce the mobility of the wrists and fingers, which might in turn impair a wearer that intended to perform grappling manoeuvers, as is often the case in MMA. But yes, they would allow for stronger hits because of the wrist protection they offer.
Jan
1
comment Is it good to practise punching a wall? No place for punching bag
Just tie some heavy rope around a tree or board and voilà! Home-made traditional (and most definitely knuckle destroying) makiwara. But once you've bled for a few months, you get the iron fists!
Jan
1
comment What is the best way to work with a partner who misunderstands the drill?
In most martial arts classes, training drills are done pretty frequently. Advising your sensei/instructor of the issue will also make sure that next time the drill is done, he'll take some time to watch you and your partner. And who knows, maybe you were the one that did the drill wrong :p
Dec
24
comment How can I keep my back straight in my horse stance?
Daito-ryu Aiki-jujutsu also being thought in our organization, and Hapkido being very similar, I can gather our horse stances should also be very similar. You give great advice, going into details where my answer might have been a bit on the short side. Have an upvote, sir, and merry christmas!
Dec
24
answered How can I keep my back straight in my horse stance?
Dec
18
comment What are the advantages of using a vertical fist for punching?
The "directness" and "protection" argument can be contested as many other martial arts and combat systems include punches that do not require loading or winding up to be effective and can be used to great effect in setting up more powerful punches that have more chances to induce a knockout (from the spin induced by the blow to your head) than a straight vertical punch while also maintaining a very adequate defensive position. Your other two points, however, perfectly describe how this punch works better for Wing Chun than other arts: it has great synergy with the stance favored by Wing Chun.
Dec
6
awarded  Nice Answer
Nov
13
comment Ju-jutsu vs Jiu-jitsu?
@DavidMoles thank you, it was a very instructive read ^_^
Nov
8
awarded  Supporter
Oct
18
answered Ju-jutsu vs Jiu-jitsu?
Aug
24
comment Why drop the bokken vertical prior to a downstroke?
My pleasure! And thank you for accepting it!
Aug
23
awarded  Teacher
Aug
23
answered Why drop the bokken vertical prior to a downstroke?