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Feb
7
asked What are the ankles good for, relative to stance work and mobility?
Feb
7
comment What are good exercises for strengthening knees to hold stances better?
I just made it up, to be honest, but the more I think about it the more I want to play with it. Heck! I'm gonna make that a REAL question.
Feb
7
revised What should I look for in order to develop self-defense skills as quickly as possible?
rewrote question to make it less opinion-prone, if that's possible at all
Feb
7
comment What should I look for in order to develop self-defense skills as quickly as possible?
While what you wrote is absolutely true, it does not answer the question :)
Feb
7
suggested approved edit on What should I look for in order to develop self-defense skills as quickly as possible?
Feb
7
comment Why do martial artists “shout” in the execution of a technique?
Quite a good point :)
Feb
7
comment Why do martial artists “shout” in the execution of a technique?
Yeah but that's such a low-level answer... If the kiai is actually a "remember-to-breathe" training for your style, I argue your style is lacking a breathing training :-)
Feb
7
comment Why do martial artists “shout” in the execution of a technique?
Oh man, I wish I had been to competitions where real skill was taken into account! Maybe it wouldn't have disgusted me.
Feb
7
answered Why do martial artists “shout” in the execution of a technique?
Feb
7
comment What are the purposes of martial arts forms?
I really want to pick this as the answer, but it only talks about one purpose at the moment.
Feb
6
comment Did Karate really originate in the Okinawa region of Japan?
Well, I did not want to rewrite what was in the Wiki article :-)
Feb
6
answered What's the difference between Internal and External martial arts?
Feb
6
answered What should I look for in order to develop self-defense skills as quickly as possible?
Feb
6
comment Alexandre Dumas' Three Musketeers: 17th century French Rapier
For completeness' sake, the title means "Treatise containing the secrets of the first book on the sword by itself, mother of all weapons, which are dagger, cloak, targe, shield, rondel, two-handed sword and dual swords, with its drawings, having arms in hand to defend and attack at the same time from the strikes that can be given, as well as attacker as defender, useful and profitable to master the nobility and servants of Mars: redacted by art, order and practice.
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 ;-)