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Feb
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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.
Feb
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Feb
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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
6
answered Shoulder Tension
Feb
5
revised What are the purposes of martial arts forms?
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Feb
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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
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