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May
14
revised What makes this seated Daito-ryu technique work?
Asking a question.
May
14
comment Is there a US-based organization supporting Iaijutsu?
Unfortunately, "iaijutsu" is like "karate": an overarching description for many styles. I am not aware of an organization that does promotion of karate or iaijutsu in the US. Additionally, do you truly mean iaijutsu, or do you mean iaido?
May
14
revised What makes this seated Daito-ryu technique work?
added 159 characters in body; added 244 characters in body
May
14
comment Isshinryu karate - seisan kata - opening move bunkai
Ooh, you went way further than I intended. I literally just meant the original step/block/punch sequence. Nothing after that! :)
May
14
revised What makes this seated Daito-ryu technique work?
added 253 characters in body
May
14
asked What makes this seated Daito-ryu technique work?
May
14
comment Isshinryu karate - seisan kata - opening move bunkai
That is a very interesting interpretation with a good potential for implications down the line. Following sen-no-sen to its most rigorous. I always say that a bunkai/waza ought to be a response that leaves no room for the attacker to continue. What we are responding to is always the trick. Here, you are saying we are responding to intent... Hmm.
May
12
accepted Isshinryu karate - seisan kata - opening move bunkai
May
12
revised Isshinryu karate - seisan kata - opening move bunkai
added 62 characters in body
May
11
answered What are good questions to ask for a black belt testing?
May
7
answered How to cover all of the material? Especially in small classes
May
7
comment How to cover all of the material? Especially in small classes
Hmm. Interesting argument. I feel like a small group that means once a week and is testing every year does not face the same problem as a small group that means three times a week and is testing every year.. But you might be right.. I'll see if I can figure out an answer that does not depend on these qualifications.
May
7
comment How to cover all of the material? Especially in small classes
I'd like more information: how long between each ranking test, and how many times do they train with you per week?
May
3
answered Are roundhouse kicks prevalent in traditional kung fu systems?
May
2
comment Wide shoes for martial arts
@DaveLiepmann Oh. See, I did not know that. So I don't think it's all that well-understood.
May
1
comment Should I avoid open-handed blocks in sparring?
I could go for extra glibness with "Make up your mind" :)
Apr
30
comment Should I avoid open-handed blocks in sparring?
Both of those are true - especially the last one (I have "first-hand" witnessed stories, no pun intended), though coming from a karate background, I think it's mostly injuries from a non-rigidly held hand and fingers getting in the way of a punch, bending the wrong way, or getting caught in a gi, and bending the wrong way. Or blocking incorrectly. And bending the wrong way. There's a pattern. :)
Apr
30
answered Should I avoid open-handed blocks in sparring?
Apr
27
revised How do I improve my attack speed?
Added emphasis and a paragraph.
Apr
27
answered How do I improve my attack speed?