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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.


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?
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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?
May
9
revised What are good questions to ask for a black belt testing?
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Apr
18
comment How do I improve landing on my center line after a back kick?
@Thumbtack - practice on cement. You have better grip on cement than carpet. Landing wrong on concrete might hurt more, but use the pain as an aversion mechanism and avoid it.
Apr
1
revised Can I practice any of the martial arts after a hernia surgery?
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Apr
1
comment Can I practice any of the martial arts after a hernia surgery?
@aditya - that is correct - don't stretch that area too soon (it is reasonably invasive surgery, my scar is 8" long), and take it gently when you do start. To be clear, scar tissue can be stretched, it just isn't elastic like normal tissue. I'm going to tweak my answer to make that clearer.
Apr
1
answered Can I practice any of the martial arts after a hernia surgery?
Apr
1
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Mar
30
revised How important is lineage when it comes to credibility or trustworthiness?
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Mar
30
comment How important is lineage when it comes to credibility or trustworthiness?
Not to mention that just because someone can claim a lineage it doesn't mean that they have been taught everything in the art. Immediately verifiable teaching skills are arguably way more important than lineage.
Mar
25
answered What are ways to increase flexibility for karate kicks?