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Feb
10
comment What methods are effective for increasing co-ordination on dual handed techniques?
@stslavik I still can't tell whether you are trolling me or not, but it is good either way :-) The people who get offended like that usually have a tell. Their movements become rigid and stiff. I'm sure you'd recognize that from your early days in ninpo budo taijutsu. We've all been there as newbies. Good manners isn't so much about attention to detail as it is about respect and care that flows naturally out of love and acceptance. Getting caught in the details is a hilarious trap. Hope I didn't ruin your dinner just talking about this :-D
Feb
10
comment What methods are effective for increasing co-ordination on dual handed techniques?
@RSid cool. Let us know how it goes, maybe we can improve the ideas here.
Feb
10
comment What methods are effective for increasing co-ordination on dual handed techniques?
@stslavik Hmmmm, not sure I'd want to do business with someone that takes offense so easily. ... (Actually... it'd be hilarious to meet someone who is offended by switching left and right. That's an interesting pathology I'd like to observe closely ... )
Feb
10
comment Are there musical instruments which, when practiced, noticeably increase martial arts skills and performance?
I'll add that the specific choices does matter in one regard: enjoy what you do, even when it is tough. If you carry resentment into it , you won't receive as much as it can offer.
Feb
10
answered Are there musical instruments which, when practiced, noticeably increase martial arts skills and performance?
Feb
10
comment What methods are effective for increasing co-ordination on dual handed techniques?
David H. Clements and Trevoke has some good stuff in their answers. Check them out.
Feb
9
revised What methods are effective for increasing co-ordination on dual handed techniques?
Highlight the main point. I missed that the first time I read it and it came across as "human brain is not good at multitasking so don't even try using two hands"
Feb
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revised What methods are effective for increasing co-ordination on dual handed techniques?
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Feb
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comment What methods are effective for increasing co-ordination on dual handed techniques?
This is generally a good advice for two or more body parts: move them all together at once. On the other hand, my experience with that specific double-weaving pattern is that the pattern was too difficult to learn straight-up this way. YMMV.
Feb
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Feb
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answered What methods are effective for increasing co-ordination on dual handed techniques?
Feb
7
comment What are the purposes of martial arts forms?
ROFL!! ~~~~~~~~ Thanks for the edit though. :-)
Feb
6
revised What's the difference between Internal and External martial arts?
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Feb
6
comment What are good exercises for strengthening knees to hold stances better?
Hmmmm, interesting.
Feb
6
comment Lowering heart rate at will
Ha! This makes sense.
Feb
6
comment What are good exercises for strengthening knees to hold stances better?
Hey now, I don't poke holes in your naive-questioning-tactic :-) Now here's something I have not really explored: what about ankles? It has less freedom-of-movement than the femoral socket, but more than knees.
Feb
6
comment What are good exercises for strengthening knees to hold stances better?
What about twisting the knee because your hips don't rotate sufficiently?
Feb
6
comment Do shock knives make a good 'training' alternative to real knives for knife fighting sparring?
+1 Scratch stick -- sounds like a great idea.
Feb
6
answered What's the difference between Internal and External martial arts?
Feb
6
comment What's the difference between Internal and External martial arts?
@WilliamMioch I've practiced xingyiquan and baguazhang both slow and fast. Slow practice is not exclusive to taijiquan, or even Chinese arts. So slow vs. fast is not a good description for internal vs. external.