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Isshinryu karate
Baguazhang
weiqi / go / baduk
Ruby
Rails


Nov
27
comment Between Kyokushin and Shotokan, which focuses more on hard sparring and less on kata?
Well, it reminds me of the scene at the end of V for Vendetta, really. "You've got nothing. Nothing but your bloody knives and your fancy karate gimmicks." The pyjama bit is something I hear a lot. It's the intentional misspelling that irked me. Dancing and martial arts have a lot in common.
Nov
27
comment Between Kyokushin and Shotokan, which focuses more on hard sparring and less on kata?
"krotty dances" sounds snide to me.
Oct
4
comment Is “choondu marmam” in Kalari Payattu real?
This is a very valuable answer. I wonder if there are ways to vote up answers for some sort of "Hall of Fame"... ?
Oct
4
comment Is “choondu marmam” in Kalari Payattu real?
I would amend your last sentence and remove "with a high degree of certainty", but that may just be a pet peeve of mine. Skeptic, yes, but incredulous and annoying are things I don't like. I agree with basically everything else you wrote, but if you are sitting in your armchair waiting for this evidence, I guarantee you that it will not come to you :)
Aug
12
comment Elements of a good reverse punch
@nsawaya I don't understand what you mean by "the shoulder is pushing backwards". Could you help me?
Aug
12
comment What are the purposes of martial arts forms?
@slugster Still waiting for citations! :-)
Aug
12
comment Elements of a good reverse punch
I think most of your post is very valuable, but I don't think what you say about striking from the shoulder is correct. Maybe your meaning is right and your words are wrong. The shoulder should barely (if at all) be involved in a strike. If you strike from the shoulder, you are disconnecting yourself from your hips, which is where the most powerful muscles in the body are.
Jul
25
comment How does a non-grappler train to be ready to avoid grappling in a real-world situation?
@bcmoney the question is meant to be as generic as possible, while yet having useful answers (hopefully). Stating the art would make the problem less generic.
Jul
9
comment What exactly is Kalaripayattu?
@THelper every martial art is considered to be the deadliest martial art in the world. Either we ban this sentence entirely from the site or we allow it and let it slide. I don't think this is a very valuable argument to have, in any case.
Jun
18
comment Looking for cheap cutting material for tameshigiri practice
Is there a way of getting in touch with you, or a website, or something? :)
Jun
6
comment Diagram of Tensho kata?
May I suggest a bigger version of this image: kyokushinkan-australia.com/uploads/1/8/0/0/18009363/…
May
23
comment What makes this seated Daito-ryu technique work?
9:35 -- when you click on the link it'll take you straight to the technique.
May
22
comment Is “choondu marmam” in Kalari Payattu real?
You are using a counter-example to claim that a theory (for lack of a better word) is false. This is inaccurate. You are not trying to disprove "all crows are black". You are trying to disprove "this crow is black". Showing a few white crows does nothing to disprove the color of this particular one.
May
16
comment Attacked by black belt
What? A little more context would be useful.
May
15
comment Can Forms (Kata/Poomsae/etc.) or Techniques (Waza) be practiced on the ground?
chuckle I meant make it more obvious that you are talking about your path, instead of making it more obvious which part of your opinions we should focus on.
May
14
comment Can Forms (Kata/Poomsae/etc.) or Techniques (Waza) be practiced on the ground?
@DaveLiepmann May I recommend using headers that reflect this better? I was led astray.
May
14
comment Can Forms (Kata/Poomsae/etc.) or Techniques (Waza) be practiced on the ground?
Only the last paragraph is meaningful. The rest is opinionated ranting.
May
6
comment How to adapt kote hineri against a larger opponent?
Are you asking how to make Kote Hineri work for different body sizes, or are you asking how to accomodate different body sizes in general?
Apr
29
comment Who was the first female judoka?
I suspect that these questions are probably more accurate to ask on a history stackexchange, although your first aside would probably make a great set of questions on here. The second aside might be better off on some sociological stackexchange.. :)
Apr
26
comment Why should I wear my gi with left side over right side?
Versus is a damn awesome movie.