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Isshinryu karate
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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?
Apr
26
answered Isshinryu karate - seisan kata - opening move bunkai
Apr
26
comment Why are firearms not part of the martial arts world?
I didn't feel like looking up all the available data for every region in the world, compiling it all and then coming up with a "you are likely" or "you are not likely" answer. It's left as an exercise to the reader. :)
Apr
25
answered Why are firearms not part of the martial arts world?
Apr
25
comment “Rules” for weight distribution per FOOT (not leg, foot) for any given stance/intent?
The thing is - where you are is never as important as where you want to be. That means that where your weight is just is not as important as where your weight will be.
Apr
23
answered “Rules” for weight distribution per FOOT (not leg, foot) for any given stance/intent?
Apr
22
comment Isshinryu karate - seisan kata - opening move bunkai
Your comment on superstition and acupuncture points detracts from your main argument, mainly because Chinese medicine has been healing people for thousands of years, so there's probably something to it. Regardless - after a decade of Isshinryu, I admit that there is something to what you said :)
Apr
20
revised Isshinryu karate - seisan kata - opening move bunkai
edited title
Apr
19
comment How do I improve landing on my center line after a back kick?
@Thumbtack If you're worried about falling, you're still moving too fast.
Apr
18
answered How do I improve landing on my center line after a back kick?
Apr
11
revised Which kind of breath provides the most striking power?
narrow down focus a little.
Apr
11
comment Which kind of breath provides the most striking power?
@BerinLoritsch I wrote "to generate the most power". Is that not enough context? Could you please guide me by telling me how I may further refine it, maybe by providing an example?