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Feb
6
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
6
answered What are good exercises for strengthening knees to hold stances better?
Feb
6
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
5
revised What are the purposes of martial arts forms?
improved formatting
Feb
5
revised Which muscles do I use to stand?
added 86 characters in body
Feb
5
comment Shoulder Tension
I refer you to this question: martialarts.stackexchange.com/questions/69/… --- The answer to your question derives from that one.
Feb
5
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 :(
Feb
5
comment What is the oldest documented Eastern Martial Art that is still practiced?
"Blunt instrument bashing" would not qualify as a martial art -- and "archery" might.
Feb
4
comment What is the oldest documented Eastern Martial Art that is still practiced?
@BobCross I think it is answerable. It's just a hard question. :)
Feb
4
answered How are joints affected in the long term by martial arts practice?
Feb
4
comment How are joints affected in the long term by martial arts practice?
Not true. If you do something that damages your body, it is something you shouldn't be doing. The fact that some arts damage the body over time indicates, to me, that they are not arts one should be studying at all.
Feb
4
suggested suggested edit on What are the purposes of martial arts forms?
Feb
4
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Feb
2
revised What are the purposes of martial arts forms?
Fixed the grammar that the previous edit broke
Feb
2
answered Is weight training useful in martial arts?
Feb
2
comment Do shock knives make a good 'training' alternative to real knives for knife fighting sparring?
@KeithNicholas All I said was 'develop awareness'... I never said it was the be-all, end-all of knife training (or any training for that matter). Slow training has the benefit of developing awareness and sensitivity, which fast training (as the OP clearly states) does not, and this leads to problems. I realize that I did not "answer the question", but I feel like I answered the problem.
Feb
2
asked What are the purposes of martial arts forms?