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May
15
answered Sliding the Feet in Contact With the Ground
May
1
comment Should I avoid open-handed blocks in sparring?
In other words, if you are going to punch, punch. If you're not punching, don't punch.
Apr
30
comment Should I avoid open-handed blocks in sparring?
Perhaps injury come from holding the open hand rigidly. Or sparring fast with lots of tension.
Apr
27
answered How do I improve my attack speed?
Apr
23
comment “Rules” for weight distribution per FOOT (not leg, foot) for any given stance/intent?
@Campbeln cool, glad it helped. Let me know if you find anything interesting. I don't think my answer is complete.
Apr
22
comment “Rules” for weight distribution per FOOT (not leg, foot) for any given stance/intent?
@stslavik Sure, I've seen toddlers fail. They are usually learning with a child's mind though, unlike many adults. And bad habit does matter (falling too much on the inside of my foot over a number of years predisposed me to bad knees). However, I think the original poster is coming from the wrong frame, and this answer was intended to answer from a better frame.
Apr
20
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Apr
20
answered “Rules” for weight distribution per FOOT (not leg, foot) for any given stance/intent?
Mar
28
comment Demonstrations of Minimum Force
Weren't we playing with this the other day? Addiction to self is hard to break.
Mar
11
comment When should I run away?
There are some arts that train avoidance instincts. I think you mean, "don't run away blindly." That's as exploitable as "charge in blindly."
Feb
25
comment What exactly is Kalaripayattu?
Do you know anyone that practices this? Or better yet, crossed hands with a practitioner? If you have, I'm interested in hearing more about it in your answer.
Feb
23
comment Why doesn't aikido have kicking techniques?
Sweeps (which are kicks) above the knee, but I don't think that's part of conventional Aikido.
Feb
20
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Feb
19
answered What's this posture called, and does it signify something
Feb
18
comment Relaxation Techniques
While this is a good topic/question, the original poster is asking for a much narrower question. That narrower question has already been asked here: martialarts.stackexchange.com/questions/482/… @DavidH.Clements what do you think?
Feb
18
comment Relaxation Techniques
@Aristos Go read this: martialarts.stackexchange.com/a/485/65
Feb
18
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Feb
18
comment Relaxation Techniques
@Aristos You making the same mistake every newbie makes. Meditation happens continuously. It's not something you turn on for a few minutes and then "go back to normal".
Feb
18
comment Relaxation Techniques
@Aristos Ok, I see where you're coming from. You're assuming there's some trick, some button you can press on your controller to activate your Super Samurai Ninja Jedi Relaxation Technique. There isn't one. There is a secret here, but it is hidden in plain sight. It's the kind of secret that people tell you exactly what it is, try very hard to make as plainly as they can, but you still would not get because it is not something you are looking for and not something you want to accept.
Feb
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