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comment Why are firearms not part of the martial arts world?
@stslavik I would love to hear the story of Seki-ryu Hojutsu, or even some good links about them. Sounds like fun :-D
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comment Training Body Reading Without Sparring
Yep, we did that too. Good times.
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comment What are the purposes of martial arts forms?
I just got started. Been playing with people through a smartphone (6 days per move), so it is convenient. Trevoke showed me the game a few years back.
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revised What are the purposes of martial arts forms?
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comment What are the purposes of martial arts forms?
Sometimes it isn't that paranoid. I've seen modern teachers say, "no, this obvious part isn't important, look at the essence" and the student still gets distracted.
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answered What are the purposes of martial arts forms?
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comment What are the purposes of martial arts forms?
I suggest that whoever taught you the applications of kata did not understand how to use it. Often, what you see as obvious in the kata is not its true intent. A punch can conceal a grab, a leg kick can conceal a sweep, a block can conceal a throw. They are more like what David H. Clements said about joseki in Go. You'll see those patterns appear in the field as variants.
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comment What are the purposes of martial arts forms?
You play Go, too?
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comment Training Body Reading Without Sparring
@slugster yeah, this is a good answer. There are drills for de-focusing. See my answer.
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answered Training Body Reading Without Sparring
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comment Is practising techniques on both the left and right sides beneficial or detrimental to martial development?
Strategy is not a search for truth.
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answered Doing Miller's One-Step Drills
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comment Which muscles do I use to stand?
@RobZ Standing is the basis for kamae and walking is the basis for kata. There are arts which focuses just on standing (static posture training), and applications come out of flowing from kamae to kamae. This is not an off-topic question. However, answering this specific question -- I'll leave that to other folk.
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answered Is practising techniques on both the left and right sides beneficial or detrimental to martial development?