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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.


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
awarded  Nice Answer
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?
Mar
25
revised Demonstrations of Minimum Force
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Mar
25
comment Demonstrations of Minimum Force
+1. My Sensei has a saying: "Feeling is believing." You can explain a lock or technique as much as you like, but once they feel it they understand. Teach them up front that if force is being used they are doing it wrong. Otherwise you have to be constantly patrolling the dojo looking for those who are wrestling instead of locking.
Mar
22
revised Controlling my emotions during sparring
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Mar
22
answered Controlling my emotions during sparring
Mar
18
answered What qualifies a school or business as a legitimate martial arts system?
Mar
12
answered Do shin guards defeat the purpose of training?
Mar
12
comment Is Static Stretching Before Practice Beneficial, Harmful, or Something In-between?
My personal experience (under a Sensei with lots of sports science related qualifications) echoes the studies you mention. Your muscles have way less elasticity while cold so stretching then can be at best ineffective or at worst detrimental, a light to moderate warmup should be done first.