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Isshinryu karate
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Mar
8
comment What is the best martial art for reducing back pain and stress while increasing my fitness?
.. Or you could do tai chi, which does all that for you in a neat little package.
Mar
7
answered Why Do Pressure Points Work Differently Against Different People?
Mar
7
answered What is the best martial art for reducing back pain and stress while increasing my fitness?
Mar
1
answered Criteria for a Martial Art to be considered as an olympic sport?
Mar
1
comment Isshinryu karate - seisan kata - opening move bunkai
Hmm. Does that escape you mention truly work while stepping? I understand doing this for the sunsu opening move (one wrist grabbed, or both) but here, with the hand coming back to the hip, it seems like you'd have to use force to make it work. What am I missing?
Feb
26
revised Why doesn't aikido have kicking techniques?
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Feb
23
answered What are some good sources to remind me of the order of Bassai kata?
Feb
23
revised Why doesn't aikido have kicking techniques?
Added a comment I wrote to the answer.
Feb
23
answered Why doesn't aikido have kicking techniques?
Feb
22
answered Adapting karate to stage combat
Feb
22
comment Established “curriculum” for MMA?
In that case, since the world of MMA is new in Germany, teach them things.. Pick one thing, possibly ground fighting, that will give them an edge. You'll have to adapt your curriculum as the opponents learn your techniques, and over time, you will have fine-tuned a curriculum that matches what you want and helps your students win competitions.
Feb
21
answered Pivoting for a kick
Feb
21
answered How do I coach her mindset to better suit karate competitions?
Feb
21
comment Established “curriculum” for MMA?
It depends. What's your goal? The problem is that there's a kind of conflict of interest. MMA is Mixed Martial Arts. To some extent, I doubt that two MMA schools anywhere will have the same curriculum. Do you want to teach for competition? For self-defense? Ask yourself these questions, and hopefully you'll find the answer you're looking for.
Feb
20
comment Value in Practicing Spinning Kicks
@Rophuine Sensible, no doubt about it! As I said, not what I would do, but that's because my body has been trained to do different things :)
Feb
20
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Feb
19
answered How helpful is it to film yourself during training and analyze videos after training?
Feb
19
comment Should I train differently to spar guys who are bigger than me?
Absolutely. That is how I spar taller people and they hate it.
Feb
19
answered Value in Practicing Spinning Kicks
Feb
19
comment Value in Practicing Spinning Kicks
"In that case, you are naturally inclined to withdraw the upper body and counter-attack with the big muscles in your legs" -- That's not a _natural_response. It's a trained one. It's certainly not what I would have done when I had no training, and it's not what I do now, because it's not the training I received.