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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.


Sep
16
comment What should i do to get black belt in karate?
I'm going to put this question on hold for now, you can still edit it and refine your question. As Sardathrion mentioned your question is unanswerable in its current state as the answer will depend upon which style you do, and the answer is too broad to be definitively answered here.
Sep
12
reviewed Leave Open How to avoid aggravating a sprain while training in MMA?
Sep
4
revised Good exercises for higher side kicks?
corrected spelling
Aug
30
revised Martial Arts Weapons for Home Defense?
added 53 characters in body
Aug
27
comment How can I become a good training partner
By request I've cleaned out some comments as the answer has been edited to remove the contested bullet point (which wasn't pivotal to the answer anyway).
Aug
21
comment How to avoid aggravating a sprain while training in MMA?
Your question is too broad and too medically focused in its current state. As mentioned here we give training advice, not medical advice. For example your question would be better if it asked how to avoid aggravating that specific injury while training in your specific art. Treatment and what-might-happen are both off topic.
Aug
20
answered How can I learn martial at home when I'm alone in home?
Aug
19
revised Martial Arts Weapons for Home Defense?
edited body
Aug
19
answered Martial Arts Weapons for Home Defense?
Aug
4
comment What are good martial arts for aging bodies?
This is an excellent answer. The OP shouldn't need to switch arts, he simply needs to adapt what he already does - and this is what was traditionally done. The reality is that there is a high probability that he will never need a flying side kick in real life - so while it's good to know how to do one and be able to do it if you really need it, the better solution is for the OP to adapt and refine the other techniques he already knows to accommodate his changing physiology.
Aug
3
reviewed Approve suggested edit on How do boxers survive punches to the head?
Jul
31
revised What exactly is Kalaripayattu?
edited tags
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).