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Apr
18
answered Choosing a Target When Cornered by Multiple Attackers
Apr
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comment What is Fa-jin?
@slugster No, it wouldn't it. Qi in chinese is a generic term for energy of all kinds. It's a very broad term.
Apr
7
comment What is Fa-jin?
Yes. It's the simplest path for the force to travel.
Apr
6
revised What is Fa-jin?
edited body
Apr
6
comment Rule 1: Cardio. What exercises are worth doing to increase cardiovascular fitness?
One of the best I've found is mae ukemi - as fast as you can, turn, roll back, turn, repeat. 3 sets of 3 minutes. Works your lungs hard as well as you stay curled while chasing speed.
Apr
6
comment What do I need to keep in mind when picking a martial art as a bouncer?
+1 Damn good answer. Geoff Thompson makes similar recommendations. Terry ONeill would add leg sweeps. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geoff_Thompson_(writer) en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Terry_O%27Neill_%28martial_artist%29
Apr
6
comment Did Karate really originate in the Okinawa region of Japan?
My karate friends speak highly of this book amazon.co.uk/The-Bible-Karate-Bubishi-Martial/dp/0804820155/…
Apr
6
comment Short leg issue and wide-soled shoe
A friend benefited greatly from seeing a doctor associated with the Karate Union of GB who understood medicine and martial arts. A problem with his knees was actually too tight achilles tendons.
Apr
6
comment Impact of being smaller(shorter arms) and how to overcome this
Another vote for footwork drills. I'm biased but if you can find a Wu tai chi stylist near you their small frame pushing hands drills might be a useful add-on. No disrespect to wing chun - I like to borrow useful drills from lost of places.
Apr
6
comment Thrusting Targets in the Leg
You might also like to ask this on the ARMA forums at thearma.org/forum/index.php
Apr
6
answered What is Fa-jin?
Mar
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awarded  Critic
Mar
18
comment Is practising techniques on both the left and right sides beneficial or detrimental to martial development?
Wu sword form is mainly right-handed but you swap the sword to your left a few times.
Mar
6
comment Tips for faster recovery after training
I gave my copy of Fit to Fight to a nephew. Really good if slightly scarey guide to being fit to fight amazon.co.uk/Fit-Fight-Manual-Intense-Training/dp/0953763803
Mar
5
comment What strength and conditioning exercises are used in tai chi?
Why don't we both do so then take turns editing? My time's a little precarious as I'm on-call this week. As long as we credit David and point to the origin to help increase awareness of his books.
Mar
5
answered What strength and conditioning exercises are used in tai chi?
Mar
4
comment What strength and conditioning exercises are used in tai chi?
Ish. Depends on the history you read and whether you go for the Chen family origin or the Chan San Feng route. But it seems to keep getting clearer that the Chen family developed tai chi as their family style. The whole idea of learning one style then another if, when you think about historical context, very unlikely. And if the history doesn't take account of Doug Wile's prodigious research be very suspicious.
Mar
4
comment What strength and conditioning exercises are used in tai chi?
The only school that I know of that has this porous teaching is Liu Hsi Heng. Most tai chi schools are stand alone.
Mar
4
comment What's the difference between Internal and External martial arts?
Also taijiquan can be fast. I know both the Wu Jin Chuan and Chen family have fast sets.
Mar
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revised What's the difference between Internal and External martial arts?
Clarification that the 3 books are by Wile.