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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
4
answered Proper Toe Position for Boots with a Front Kick
Jul
4
answered Ways for restraining an “automatic aggression response”
Jun
29
awarded  Nice Answer
Jun
26
comment Conflict escalation management resources
@Rophuine Your second statement is totally correct, that was what I was implicitly meaning, especially with the phrase and by how much. The key thing is that no two situations are exactly alike, each one needs to be judged on its merits (or lack thereof). And I agree about bouncers - there are a lot of them out there who do the job for entirely the wrong reason.
Jun
24
comment What would you do to handle a road rage fist fight?
@Avi You are correct, but I was referring more to the extra few kicks the MG's delivered to the BG once he was on the ground - at that point he was not a threat, the kicks were simply wanton retribution.
Jun
24
answered What would you do to handle a road rage fist fight?
Jun
10
comment Was Goju-ryu developed specifically for use by the Japanese navy?
@Sepala You are correct that you should never absolutely believe Wikipedia, but there are a whole lot of citations for that article which does make it more accurate. It also roughly tallies with what I was told before the WWW or Wikipedia were big, so it is a fairly standardised history. Is it possible your master has an incorrect interpretation, or are you suggesting there is a "secret" history? "Ideal for use on boats" is quite different to "invented for use on boats".
Jun
10
comment Was Goju-ryu developed specifically for use by the Japanese navy?
This is markedly different from the history documented in Wikipedia: Goju Ryu. You will find a lot of similarities between Shotokan and the hard parts of Goju - they effectively have the same roots but Shotokan was adapted to better suit large scale teaching on mainland Japan.
Jun
9
comment Are there good alternatives to wood for weapons?
not disputing your answer, just reinforcing part of it. I think carbon fibre even with a core would be no use.
Jun
9
comment Are there good alternatives to wood for weapons?
Carbon fibre would be incredibly light and it doesn't really handle strikes perpendicular to its surface. Carbon fibre racing bikes often shatter in accidents, and it also has the issue that it can be hard to spot cracks in it.
Jun
6
answered Any way to repair a Jo that has become warped?
Jun
6
revised Will engraving a staff made of white waxwood compromise its integrity?
added 68 characters in body
Jun
5
revised Will engraving a staff made of white waxwood compromise its integrity?
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Jun
5
comment Will engraving a staff made of white waxwood compromise its integrity?
@Trevoke - I made a mistake too, my bo is white oak, not pine. Duh. I've made the correction. The sticker idea still stands though.
Jun
5
answered Will engraving a staff made of white waxwood compromise its integrity?
Jun
1
answered Conflict escalation management resources
May
24
comment How bad is kickboxing for your brain?
I would speculate that the damage in boxing is worse than kickboxing, because you receive many more head blows in boxing, and head blows in kickboxing are more likely to produce a fight-ending knockout/down due to lighter gloves and/or the blow being a kick.
May
15
answered how to perform a reverse punch?
May
15
answered Sliding the Feet in Contact With the Ground
May
9
answered What are good questions to ask for a black belt testing?