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Isshinryu karate
Baguazhang
weiqi / go / baduk
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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 ;-)
Feb
6
comment What are good exercises for strengthening knees to hold stances better?
@Ho-ShengHsiao the ankles are useful to absorb the energy from the start or end of a movement - for the ground and the direction. Imagine how painful it would be to start a sudden movement if the ankle weren't there to absorb that.
Feb
6
comment What are good exercises for strengthening knees to hold stances better?
chuckle It was a good question.
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comment What are good exercises for strengthening knees to hold stances better?
@Ho-ShengHsiao I daresay you have answered your own question :) I'll edit and add things to my answer, it might be too long for a comment.
Feb
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answered What are good exercises for strengthening knees to hold stances better?
Feb
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comment What's the difference between Internal and External martial arts?
This is a highly controversial position, but quite a fun one to consider!
Feb
6
answered Shoulder Tension
Feb
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revised What are the purposes of martial arts forms?
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Feb
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comment Shoulder Tension
I refer you to this question: martialarts.stackexchange.com/questions/69/… --- The answer to your question derives from that one.
Feb
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comment What is the oldest documented Eastern Martial Art that is still practiced?
That is suspect indeed, because the history of Japanese writing is not that old: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kanji#History
Feb
5
comment What is the oldest documented Eastern Martial Art that is still practiced?
@BobCross You were baiting me with the word 'bashing'. I think that train of thought is invalid because it requires a lot of changes. From 'bashing' to developing drills, footwork, etc.
Feb
5
comment How are joints affected in the long term by martial arts practice?
Now, I wish I could disagree with you, but I know it's true :(