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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.


Mar
5
comment How do I determine which pieces of wood I can safely attempt to break with my fist?
Mandatory philosophical answer: you would know if you were ready for breaking a broom handle, you wouldn't need to ask :)
Mar
1
comment Are martial arts helpful in dealing with pain from a sedentary lifestyle?
@DaveLiepmann They weren't diagnoses they were suggestions, and I thought I made it clear he should consult a specialist (curiously a few answers fail to mention that). In my answer I drew upon my knowledge and experience and mentioned some areas for further research, much like you did in yours. I simply outlined some of the common ways his job could cause those injuries (based on personal experience), this is the same experience that enables me to answer with some authority on another medical related question.
Mar
1
answered Are martial arts helpful in dealing with pain from a sedentary lifestyle?
Feb
20
comment What is the best way to determine board-breaking ability?
From a martial arts perspective this is an ok question, but from a physics perspective it is so fundamentally flawed that words fail me... unfortunately my physics side managed to dominate my MA side on this one.
Feb
18
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Start attacking instead of blocking while sparring
Feb
18
answered Start attacking instead of blocking while sparring
Feb
10
reviewed Approve suggested edit on muay-thai tag wiki
Feb
5
comment Martial arts with a torn anterior cruciate ligament (ACL)?
@RobZ Thanks for the follow up and I hope you are making progress with healing it. Yours is an edge case (the footnote covers your case :), but I'll leave my answer as-is because it still applies to normal people and may be of help to someone else.Hope you're back to normal practice soon!
Feb
1
revised What material should be covered in a rape-defense course?
inserted link to referenced post
Feb
1
awarded  Yearling
Jan
29
comment What material should be covered in a rape-defense course?
Sorry @Dave, but it's not a one-in-a-million shot. I've been there, I've been on the receiving end as a training partner, I've taught it - it works beautifully. Of course it shouldn't be the only thing they know and rely on, like any other technique it does have its chances at failure. Your challenge is to teach them simple effective techniques that they will hardly (if ever) practice between the occassional session with you.
Jan
29
answered What material should be covered in a rape-defense course?
Jan
17
comment Designs for a Board Breaker / Board Holder?
Nice :) From your article: Matching the two sides of a board from a pile of halves can be a challenge - the solution is to break more boards, thus producing more options :) Moar!!
Jan
15
comment Amount of force to do X
Good question :) The neck is an interesting one - it is suprisingly hard to break unless you use the exact right angles - then it becomes quite easy. The actual amount of force to break an arbitrary rib would also be influenced by the density of the muscle/fat covering the area.
Jan
13
revised Martial arts with a torn anterior cruciate ligament (ACL)?
edited tags
Jan
12
answered Martial arts with a torn anterior cruciate ligament (ACL)?
Jan
12
comment Martial arts with a torn anterior cruciate ligament (ACL)?
Something I've heard and you may want to look in to is that weaknesses in some of the knee ligaments can be overcome by strengthening the quads (this morsel of goodness comes from rugby players, they are prone to knee ligamnt problems).
Jan
12
answered Value in Breaking Boards?
Jan
10
comment Getting Punches in stomach as practice in kick boxing
@John Think of it as a drill. When you spar, have you been caught in the stomach area unawares? If not, maybe you only need to do it occassionally now. This sort of drill doesn't build the muscle or increase your physical capacity in any way, it simply trains you to react and fortifies you mentally to tolerate pain and discomfort. Do you think you are ready to move on from it?
Jan
9
comment Getting Punches in stomach as practice in kick boxing
I agree. You need to experience pain to learn to conquer it, but there is a limit to how much stomach-beating you need.