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Feb
6
comment Alexandre Dumas' Three Musketeers: 17th century French Rapier
A killing art and a martial art, I feel, aren't the same thing.. There is a higher pursuit in a martial art, of control, growth of the mind, the self. A killing art is just how to kill efficiently. Like a police officer is taught to shoot center mass.
Feb
6
answered What exercises are safe (or not) for total beginners?
Feb
6
comment Alexandre Dumas' Three Musketeers: 17th century French Rapier
This is a weird question. Soldiers get training. The musketeers are soldiers. This question is not necessarily related to martial arts, though I really want to hear the answer.
Feb
6
answered What do I need to keep in mind when picking a martial art as a bouncer?
Feb
6
answered Did Karate really originate in the Okinawa region of Japan?
Feb
6
comment What is the oldest documented Eastern Martial Art that is still practiced?
chuckle for that matter, so do the Chinese ;-)
Feb
6
comment What are good exercises for strengthening knees to hold stances better?
@Ho-ShengHsiao the ankles are useful to absorb the energy from the start or end of a movement - for the ground and the direction. Imagine how painful it would be to start a sudden movement if the ankle weren't there to absorb that.
Feb
6
comment What are good exercises for strengthening knees to hold stances better?
chuckle It was a good question.
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comment What are good exercises for strengthening knees to hold stances better?
@Ho-ShengHsiao I daresay you have answered your own question :) I'll edit and add things to my answer, it might be too long for a comment.
Feb
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answered What are good exercises for strengthening knees to hold stances better?
Feb
6
answered Shoulder Tension
Feb
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Feb
5
comment Shoulder Tension
I refer you to this question: martialarts.stackexchange.com/questions/69/… --- The answer to your question derives from that one.
Feb
5
comment What is the oldest documented Eastern Martial Art that is still practiced?
That is suspect indeed, because the history of Japanese writing is not that old: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kanji#History
Feb
5
comment What is the oldest documented Eastern Martial Art that is still practiced?
@BobCross You were baiting me with the word 'bashing'. I think that train of thought is invalid because it requires a lot of changes. From 'bashing' to developing drills, footwork, etc.
Feb
5
comment How are joints affected in the long term by martial arts practice?
Now, I wish I could disagree with you, but I know it's true :(
Feb
5
comment What is the oldest documented Eastern Martial Art that is still practiced?
"Blunt instrument bashing" would not qualify as a martial art -- and "archery" might.
Feb
4
comment What is the oldest documented Eastern Martial Art that is still practiced?
@BobCross I think it is answerable. It's just a hard question. :)