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bio website twitter.com/jeunice
location Nashua, NH
age 49
visits member for 2 years, 1 month
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Considerable training: Kung fu (Five Animal/Five Element, Shaolin Long Fist, Drunken Boxing, Yang and Chen T'ai chi ch'uan, Baguazhang, Chin Na), Daoist Qigong

Actively training: boxing, kickboxing, Small Circle Jujitsu, Reality Based Self Defense, BJJ

Some training: Judo, Jujutsu, Eskrima, Wing Chun, Kenpō, Combat Hapkido, Xing Yi Quan, Muay Thai

Weapons: Staff (Shaolin Windstaff, Two Brothers), broadsword (Tiger Tornado), Two-handed Broadsword (nandao and dadao), straight sword (jian; Eight Drunken Immortals; Man, Heaven, and Earth; Chen Sword), Nunchaku, other flexible weapons, Eskrima short sticks/yantok, firearms, nuclear launch codes


Aug
20
comment Martial Arts Weapons for Home Defense?
I like saps as weapons. They're small, easily carried, easily concealed, effective, and generally non-lethal. But they're not generally recognized as "traditional martial arts weapons," which is what this question is mainly about. They're also very close-quarters weapons, lacking the stand-off benefits of a stick-like weapon. But my biggest concern is legality. They seem to be covered by a mishmash of irregular local laws that often single out weapons like saps, brass knuckles, and nunchaku for special opprobrium or prohibition.
Aug
19
answered Martial Arts Weapons for Home Defense?
Aug
19
answered What are the benefits of learning weapons?
Aug
5
awarded  Commentator
Aug
5
comment How do boxers survive punches to the head?
"Concussions are always bad" is exactly right. Those who sustain repeated head injuries do not fare well. Dementia pugilistica ("boxer's dementia") is by no means limited to boxers, but there's a reason that clumsy old guys with slurred speech are called "punchy."
Jul
25
awarded  Nice Answer
Jul
17
comment Is a triple-sworded style viable against one or dual wielding sword oppenents?
"Less is more."
Jul
16
answered Was the Southern Shaolin Temple real and if so which location is valid?
Jul
11
answered How fit should I become to pursue boxing?
Jul
11
answered How to train for improved balance?
Jul
8
answered Can Karate/Hand Chops be lethal?
Jul
8
revised Best to learn for self defense: Wrestling, Boxing, or Jui Jitsu
added missing word
Jul
8
comment Best to learn for self defense: Wrestling, Boxing, or Jui Jitsu
That there is a "unicorn boxing" is very amusing. But on that video, while sifu has some good trapping-range moves, he never moves off his opponent's centerline. Ugh. He also wraps his own arms up in ways that are going to lead to bad outcomes when executed at speed. Worse if his opponent has any skill at all at trapping. You're not going to want to depend on that style for self defense.
Jul
2
answered Best to learn for self defense: Wrestling, Boxing, or Jui Jitsu
Jul
2
awarded  Yearling
Jan
2
awarded  Necromancer
Dec
9
awarded  Nice Answer
Jul
2
awarded  Yearling
Oct
17
comment Force with a spear
That long pole weapons are relatively slow to move (excepting the "offset double cone" range of movement allowed by pivoting or levering action) is not controversial. There are good techniques for quickly pivoting, and I love them too. But however well-wielded, it takes more time and energy to move the tip of a 2m or 3m weapon through N degrees of arc than it does a shorter, lighter weapon. Longer poles and/or glaive blades make the weapon even heavier and slower. So if you keep your opponent at effective range, you're golden. If they outflank you or slip inside your range, OH NO!
Sep
4
comment What are good martial arts for aging bodies?
I've heard that ibuprofen inhibits strength gains. But I've also seen the opposite: thefactsaboutfitness.com/research/painkillers.htm I'm not a bodybuilder, so for me getting back into full-energy practice is the key thing. YMMV.