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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.


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comment Defending against an aggressive and heavier opponent
Note that this is not a general discussion site - it is a specific Q&A site. This means you should ask a specific question, and we encourage specific answers. Your question is incredibly inspecific and broad, could you please re-word it?
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comment What are the advantage of wearing a rashguard under the Gi in BJJ?
I used to think nipple rash/burn was a problem experienced by a few "extra-sensitive" people (translation: soft), until I found out that it's also a common problem amongst longer distance runners (and one acquaintance showed me his injured nipples, which is a sight I can never un-see).
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comment Are there legal ramifications to being a trained martial artist?
@LiY As a further development of where things are at: Australia has just introduced a new federal "king hit" law which mandates a minimum of 10 years imprisonment for death caused by one strike. This is a lot more than you would get if you were convicted of manslaughter (I think "involuntary murder" is the US equivalent), and is regardless of how the person died; i.e. it applies even if they hit their head on the way down (if they died of a cardiac event it might not apply). This is a tough law that makes it harder for martial artists to defend themselves in court.
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comment Are there legal ramifications to being a trained martial artist?
@LiY You are starting to get into legal nitty gritty which will vary by country and even by state. In commonwealth based countries the legal onus is for the prosecutor to prove that it wasn't self defence or was excessive force. Essentially the legal onus or bias differs in each jurisdiction, the exact amount is outside the scope of this site. Basically a martial artist should look to defend themselves with the minimum necessary force, no matter the provocation or emotional level.
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revised How does a non-grappler train to be ready to avoid grappling in a real-world situation?
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Dec
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comment Wing Chun or Southern Praying Mantis?
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comment Addressing martial artists of another style
Excellent answer. The respect is evident in your tone and mannerisms. They are not going to bite your head off if you get it wrong, but they sure will be grouchy if you're not respectful. It's actually really easy to say something like "I'm sorry for asking, but I'm not sure of the correct title to call you by?". You could almost safely bet that other people will be glad you asked because they didn't know either.
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revised Risk of brain damage in casual/moderate Muay Thai sparring
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revised Looking for cheap cutting material for tameshigiri practice
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revised Endurance problems while practicing martial art
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revised How to learn these movements?
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revised Which martial art is most closely related to parkour?
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revised What is Qi power and has it been proven to exist scientifically?
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answered How to deal with unfair judges
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revised Advancement Speed in Taekwondo
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comment Is it advisable to try to catch a low kick to the thigh in Muay Thai?
Thanks @JuannStrauss. Dave is right - my original answer was written at about 0200 my time and was a bit vague.
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revised Is it advisable to try to catch a low kick to the thigh in Muay Thai?
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answered Is it advisable to try to catch a low kick to the thigh in Muay Thai?
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comment What material should be covered in a rape-defense course?
Unfortunately you need to concentrate on the defense not the avoidance - in a vast majority of cases avoidance is not an option because the victim has been "selected" or targeted. While I agree that some techniques are a waste of time of just ineffective, you must teach them something other than just avoidance.
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answered Are there any styles that are geared to people over 61?