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Isshinryu karate
Baguazhang
weiqi / go / baduk
Ruby
Rails


Apr
7
comment What is Fa-jin?
I'm guessing that when you describe the 'common first step' you're hinting at a drill that helps develop the suddenness of the release?
Apr
6
asked What is Fa-jin?
Apr
6
answered Thrusting Targets in the Leg
Apr
5
comment Thrusting Targets in the Leg
At the risk of being redundant, could you indicate explicitly what your 'purpose' is? Is it to win a duel, to survive, to win a tournament, to maim, to kill, or something else entirely? I believe the answer will depend on this.
Mar
2
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Dropping weight before a MMA fight
Feb
20
answered Start attacking instead of blocking while sparring
Feb
20
comment What is the best way to determine board-breaking ability?
@dmckee is right. It is impossible to break things down to a single concept. A number of things come into play together. "Physics 101" is what got us here in the first place -- a limited model for the world. Time for a new model.
Feb
1
awarded  Yearling
Jan
24
awarded  Popular Question
Jan
23
comment An Ontology of Combat
@DaveLiepmann do you think we could start one here as a community wiki?
Jan
22
comment An Ontology of Combat
I don't know if this answers the question, but it's certainly valuable information.
Jan
22
comment Why does Seido Karate only teach weapons training at black belt level?
I would recommend that you split your question in two parts. One, ask if there are systems that start with weapons. Then, create another question asking for styles similar to Seido karate.
Jan
21
reviewed Approve suggested edit on
Jan
20
comment Korean Equivalent of Shu-Ha-Ri?
This was a great edit, and very valuable information, although I believe it is still different. Let me explain: SHU is like "in this stance, he grabs this wrist with this hand, then you do that". HA is like "try this technique in various wrist grab positions, stances, etc". RI is like "Well, based on the way he grabbed my wrist, what I did was the proper response".
Jan
19
comment Korean Equivalent of Shu-Ha-Ri?
I believe that these are different concepts than the ones in the question, which are about levels of mastery of a skill.
Jan
18
awarded  Nice Question
Jan
16
answered How can I continue to train with a broken big toe?
Jan
13
accepted What is the best way to work with a partner who misunderstands the drill?
Jan
9
answered Getting Punches in stomach as practice in kick boxing
Jan
9
comment Getting Punches in stomach as practice in kick boxing
The answer is, it depends. How are you taught to receive the strikes? (e.g. do you tighten your abs, do you step into them...)