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I have been training for the last 20+ years in a Okinawan derived style called Bushin Ryu.

In that time I've also dabbled in some other arts and had the good fortune to train under some excellent people.


Jul
27
comment Jack-of-all-trades workout?
I would suggest that this was asked on the Physical Fitness site but in its current state they probably wouldn't accept it as it is too wide open (you need to be more specific). As Trevoke mentioned there is nothing Martial Arts specific in your question so it's technically off topic here.
Jul
26
comment Is there a preferred meat type selection for Muay Thai training diets?
Meat by itself is not going to "build strength". For that you need to do something a little more than pushups.
Jul
23
comment Elemental styles?
That is a youtube video of doubtful credibility. You are going to have to come up with something better than that. You should also edit your question rather than putting links in the comments.
Jul
23
comment Elemental styles?
If you think it is real then you need to provide reference links to credible resources in your question. Do not assume that everyone knows what you are talking about; also don't believe everything you see on TV.
Jul
23
comment Elemental styles?
This is exactly my point - it is a cartoon. It is fictional, make believe. If you can reword the question to have some basis in reality I will consider reopening it.
Jul
22
comment Elemental styles?
I've closed this because it appears to be confusing fiction with reality.
Jul
21
revised Good shoulder roll from a dive
added 211 characters in body
Jul
21
answered Good shoulder roll from a dive
Jul
15
answered Is measuring tape an effective weapon?
Jul
10
comment Can Karate/Hand Chops be lethal?
The clavicle is anchored at the top of the rib cage/sternum, it's on the periphery of the neck but I would hesitate to say it's part of the neck. It can be dislocated, but that's more from whiplash type movement - if you hit someone in the neck hard enough to achieve this then you've probably near killed them.
Jul
9
comment Can Karate/Hand Chops be lethal?
Due to its location and anchor points I consider it highly unlikely that a throat chop will break the clavicle - it is more likely to dislodge or dislocate it - this would most likely be due to whiplash rather than the direct impact. A blow to the middle of the clavicle will break it (and it doesn't take much force).
Jun
23
comment Best to learn for self defense: Wrestling, Boxing, or Jui Jitsu
If you must choose only one of the three then look at jujitsu. Otherwise... why not do all three until you get proficient?
Jun
6
comment Practical knife defense stance
The "prison shank" video shows exactly why the krav maga instructor linked to in the question will be going home without a few internal organs.
Jun
3
comment Utility of pre planned moves
An "intelligent opponent" is a bit of a red herring. It does take some practice to go from practicing kata against thin air to being able to apply it to a real person, that's part of the "many years" I mentioned above. Also while practicing kata you should be visualising what you are doing to the opponent. It takes years and practice, practice, practice... but if you are taught properly then it can be achieved quicker (the shame of it is that many people in more commercial schools can go a lifetime without learning any of this).
Jun
3
answered Utility of pre planned moves
May
29
comment is Jun Chong TKD a legitimate TKD dojo for self defense?
Guys, please do not carry on extended conversations in the comments. Either extend the question and/or answer, or take it to a chatroom. Thanks :) Note that I will be tidying these comments up at a later date.
May
23
revised What techniques exist for blocking knees in a clinch?
removed tag(s) from title
May
21
reviewed No Action Needed Is the highest judo belt really red?
May
21
reviewed Reviewed Defence against Wing Chun
May
21
revised Defence against Wing Chun
reformatted links to existing answers