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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?
Apr
8
revised Which kind of breath provides the most striking power?
Add some definition of examples given.
Apr
8
comment Which kind of breath provides the most striking power?
@BobCross there are too many breaths. I named two as examples, not as a restriction on the answer. I don't know why a definition of two examples among many would help, but since everyone insists, I'll edit the question.
Apr
6
comment Which kind of breath provides the most striking power?
@Dave - I disagree. The first question, indeed, is not the same as the first, but "which kind of breath" is not enough, you also have to know at what point in the breath you can generate the power.
Apr
6
comment Which kind of breath provides the most striking power?
@Dave No, I can't define the methods of breathing that I refer to. That would turn this question into a multiple-volume book and, by the end of all that research (most likely years), I would probably be a buddhist monk and/or dead and/or have my answer. I understand why you're asking me to define the breathing methods I spoke about, but they are only examples. It is meaningless to describe the examples in further detail, as that will only detract from the real question.
Apr
5
asked Which kind of breath provides the most striking power?
Mar
30
comment Controlling my emotions during sparring
Shauna's answer is possibly the best. The others are giving too much information for a low-ranked student. This information will not be processed and the student will end up more confused. People are just showing off their knowledge instead of tailoring the answer to the student's best interest.
Mar
28
revised Is there one traditional way of tying your belt in aikido?
edited title
Mar
28
comment Demonstrations of Minimum Force
@Ho-ShengHsiao - Yup!
Mar
25
revised Demonstrations of Minimum Force
If you're gonna edit just because you want your name in there, at least do it right.
Mar
25
answered Demonstrations of Minimum Force
Mar
24
comment Controlling my emotions during sparring
... A downvote? Why?
Mar
22
answered Controlling my emotions during sparring
Mar
22
revised What's the recommended way to deal with an injured hamstring while still practicing?
add an example.
Mar
22
comment When should I run away?
Why is this cyclical? I am defending my point of view and, so far, I've heard a lot of new arguments and no repetitions. I'm actually really stoked about this. And yes, @Shauna - when I read "You are going to die, and nothing you do to try to save yourself is wrong" -- I got the impression that every situation was a life-or-death one.
Mar
22
answered What's the recommended way to deal with an injured hamstring while still practicing?
Mar
21
comment When should I run away?
I did not accept this answer because it comes only from the point of view of someone who knows what a fight is and has years of martial arts (regardless of armchair-martial-arts or real-martial-arts) under his/her belt. Someone in that position DOES NOT NEED THIS ANSWER, BECAUSE THEY HAVE ALREADY FIGURED IT OUT THROUGH TRAINING. That is why this answer is worthless, in my opinion, to someone without that background. Please do not assume that someone reading this answer will have your background - you may become responsible for a death or two.
Mar
21
comment When should I run away?
@Shauna oh - you CAN answer it. But I am thinking that if you don't have the mental preparedness for the little things (ability to judge where the exits are, etc) then you probably aren't able to make the right judgment call anyway. It has nothing to do with the situation in particular, but with the ability to UNDERSTAND the situation in general. Perfect practice makes perfect, over time.
Mar
21
comment When should I run away?
@Shauna thanks for the answer. The argument I want to make, in answer to this, is that these questions are not questions someone is able to answer appropriately until they are able to make the assessment exit/weapons/etc. Note that I am not talking situationally but skillwise. So, while situationally, I agree with slavik, I don't think it is the right order for developing the ability to make the decision correctly.
Mar
19
comment What is a good training scheme for kendo?
Get a teacher and trust him/her with your training.