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Isshinryu karate
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Feb
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comment Lowering heart rate at will
This is the answer I was hoping I'd be able to write. Besides, in archery, like in other martial arts, breathing is everything.
Feb
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answered Do shock knives make a good 'training' alternative to real knives for knife fighting sparring?
Feb
2
answered How do you prepare for the stress of a real self-defense situation?
Feb
2
comment Is practising techniques on both the left and right sides beneficial or detrimental to martial development?
The jo has traditionally been meant to be a (very effective) defense against the japanese sword. Many of the techniques for defense against a sword use the fact that the sword is held in one particular way. Allowing for another bokken grip may force the techniques to change. The flexibility of the jo would allow for this, of course, and the ease of grip switch is great defense against a sword. Oh, and of course, the other traditional reason - since people had the scabbard on the left side, they drew on the right side. Much tradition here indeed.
Feb
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answered I have very little toe flexibility - are there other front kicks I can use?
Feb
2
answered Going up on the ball of the foot for a front snap kick
Feb
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awarded  Quorum
Feb
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answered Exercises to improve balance when kicking
Feb
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comment What's the most effective way to discipline students (particularly juniors)?
Absolutely! Spoken like someone who has had to learn a lot of things about teaching kids the hard way :)
Feb
1
comment What martial notation systems exist for describing techniques in writing?
@DavidH.Clements, wow that looks absolutely worth experimenting with! I think I even have some graph paper lying around...
Feb
1
answered Doing Miller's One-Step Drills
Feb
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revised How to select the right Aikido dojo
corrected spelling
Feb
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awarded  Commentator
Feb
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comment What exercises can I do to strengthen my knees for seated techniques?
Squats, squats, squats! Yes! Also, when you do squats, straighten up your legs all the way when you come up, exactly to avoid patella / meniscus problems. Helps the body stay aware of what's right :)
Feb
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comment Are there legal ramifications to being a trained martial artist?
there it is: meta.stackexchange.com/questions/11740/… Interesting, I didn't know most of this stuff.
Feb
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awarded  Teacher
Feb
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answered How to select the right Aikido dojo
Feb
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suggested suggested edit on How to select the right Aikido dojo
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awarded  Supporter
Feb
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comment Are there legal ramifications to being a trained martial artist?
fair enough, but then, shouldn't you make this a community wiki question? Otherwise, how can you pick one answer to be the best?