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Sep
5
comment What are good martial arts for aging bodies?
@DaveNewton Inosanto's a Black Belt under one of the Machados. Are you sure the ground work you're learning is actually FMA and not BJJ?
Sep
5
comment What are good martial arts for aging bodies?
If you have to take painkillers on a regular basis, you're doing something wrong, and you're clearly continuing to do damage to your body.
Aug
30
comment What are good martial arts for aging bodies?
The potential concern with weapon arts is that even something like Kali might not be appropriate with the stated goals if you're not going to be carrying something stick-like with you.
Aug
30
answered What are good martial arts for aging bodies?
Aug
27
comment Choosing the right one for self-defense purpose?
"Evaluating and choosing martial arts given specific criteria (e.g. grappling, high kicks, self-defense, etc.)" The original question in fact met those criteria, uncertainty about grappling, uncertainty about striking, self-defense.
Aug
27
comment Choosing the right one for self-defense purpose?
It already has been fixed, look at the FAQ, it's specifically one of the questions that can be asked, and you still have it closed.
Aug
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Aug
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Aug
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Aug
26
comment Mouth guard / gum shields - tips?
@stslavik anyone can get hit hard and get a broken tooth, even if they're an amateur (in fact I know a few people who trained casually who had exactly that happen to them), even if you have a good dental plan and getting a false tooth to replace it isn't prohibitively expensive, it's still a pain. the average rate for a custom fitted one is around $150, and it's well worth paying that price whether you're a pro or a 1x/week amateur
Aug
26
comment Choosing the right one for self-defense purpose?
A community site with edit privileges is irrelevant if we don't have a community because you and Matt keep driving new users away by closing their questions right away.
Aug
26
comment Choosing the right one for self-defense purpose?
@DavidH.Clements that's because you don't know how Singapore makes it different, I do. Re-open it first, I'm not wasting my time fixing the question up if I don't know I can answer it too.
Aug
25
comment Choosing the right one for self-defense purpose?
@DavidH.Clements no, it's not covered well, Singapore is fairly unique in a number of aspects related to self defense, and a lot of the answers are barely applicable as a result. Singapore has a population over 5 million, so it's not like it's even remotely too localized
Aug
25
comment Choosing the right one for self-defense purpose?
i've got some connections in the singapore martial arts scene, i'll try to dig up some specifics. also, how far are you willing to travel within sg?
Aug
24
comment Should I learn karate if I had a slip disc problem in past?
karate can be fairly broad in what it covers depending on the school and instructor. what specifically interests you about karate, and if you've thought about it, why karate and not some other martial art?
Aug
24
comment Why doesn't aikido have kicking techniques?
It'd be interesting to fit someone in full Samurai armour and see if they're actually capable of throwing kicks. Might not just be a belief that kicks against armour are ineffective, but also that kicks in armour are ineffective.
Aug
24
comment Why doesn't aikido have kicking techniques?
I don't think truly is the right word to be using to convey what you mean. It's hard to argue that a Muay Thai fighter might not rely entirely on kicks to the thigh, which is above the knee.
Aug
23
comment Should I learn karate if I had a slip disc problem in past?
Have you done any weight lifting as part of the rehab?
Aug
23
revised If I'm worried about concussions, should I train tae kwon do, or karate, or neither?
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Aug
23
comment If I'm worried about concussions, should I train tae kwon do, or karate, or neither?
Is the low injury rate you're seeing only in sparring or also in competition? I don't even practice TKD and I've seen more than 2 headkick KOs in the past 10 years (competition obviously). I'd also suggest that it's just as risky not to finish with a knockout when the opponent could come back and KO you later or rack up more points.