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Isshinryu karate
Baguazhang
weiqi / go / baduk
Ruby
Rails


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.
Mar
19
answered What are the key differences between kendo and kenjutsu?
Mar
19
revised What is Fudo Myo-o (concepts of mushin, fudoshin, and zanshin)?
Fixed a few typos.
Mar
19
suggested suggested edit on What is Fudo Myo-o (concepts of mushin, fudoshin, and zanshin)?
Mar
14
comment When should I run away?
So you're not going to explain to me why your ordering is correct?
Mar
14
answered AiKiDo - is there a good translation for all the terms?
Mar
13
comment When should I run away?
You know, if I disagree with you, telling me that you're right is not the way to get me to agree. Why is your ordering correct? Also, if your conclusion is misunderstood, then maybe a small edit is in order to make sure no misunderstanding is possible.
Mar
13
answered Preventing jammed toe during judo randori
Mar
13
answered Do shin guards defeat the purpose of training?
Mar
13
comment Preventing jammed toe during judo randori
Where do you jam your toe? On the mat? On your partner? In your gi? In your partner's gi?
Mar
13
comment When should I run away?
That is an excellent point.