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Jan
29
comment What's the difference between Internal and External martial arts?
@shelper : nothing to do with my comment. By his definition there are no external martial arts, and boxing and shotokan are internal by his definition. In both "the force is generated by the whole body, in which your waist and hips are the key part you need to coordinate well."
Jan
28
comment What's the difference between Internal and External martial arts?
By that definition Shotokan and boxing are internal. See for example "Real punching" by Geoff Thompson
Sep
30
comment Martial Arts Weapons for Home Defense?
As a point of interest see kxan.com/2014/09/21/… In case of linkrot google "Jimmy Morgan Jr spear"
Mar
31
comment Self defense with one hand tied behind back?
I had to a few years back when I snapped a chest muscle grappling. So I trained one-handed for a couple of months to let the muscle re-knit.
Dec
30
answered Exercises for strengthening arms, wrists and fingers with the intent of sword use
Dec
30
answered Is it better to start out with a light weapon?
Oct
18
revised What is the oldest documented Eastern Martial Art that is still practiced?
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Oct
18
revised How do I keep a safe distance from potential threats without escalating the situation?
added 260 characters in body
Sep
15
answered What exactly is Kalaripayattu?
Sep
13
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Sep
2
comment What's the difference between Internal and External martial arts?
Mike has created a 6H group on facebook. There's also a Greenoch Ninjas group for old (way way old) rec.m-a posters.
Aug
15
comment Martial arts for building self confidence
"it is vital that you chose a good school and a good teacher. Talk to them and make them aware of what your goals are. Talk to their students." This.
Aug
15
comment What is Qi power and has it been proven to exist scientifically?
Good answer but a little unfair to call it hand-waving. It's a pre-scientific word for energy used in many different contexts by chinese people today where we would say energy.
Aug
15
answered How do I keep a safe distance from potential threats without escalating the situation?
Aug
15
comment How, historically, did American push-hands get so restrictive in comparison to Chinese push-hands?
The British event you show is "fixed step" as opposed to moving step. The moving step events in the UK comps are often criticized as being too rough. I've had a chest muscle snap doing push hands and my students at these events always took spare Tshirts as they'd be soaked in sweat.
Aug
15
comment What is Qi power and has it been proven to exist scientifically?
Chinese people today often use the word "qi" for "energy" as we would saying "this painting has a lot of energy", "I don't have the energy to do this", "I slept well so I have a lot of energy"
Aug
3
answered What is the oldest documented Eastern Martial Art that is still practiced?
Aug
3
comment Short leg issue and wide-soled shoe
An opinion backed by evidence. Google for Cochrane reviews of chiropractors. Google research on "subluxations" and say asthma. Have a look at whatstheharm.net/chiropractic.html A properly trained MD has a wide understanding of the whole body and should be able to recommend appropriate specialists.
Jul
17
answered Wrist strength for sticks
Jul
4
answered What is Qi power and has it been proven to exist scientifically?