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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 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.
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Mar
11
answered How can I deal with the impressive number of charlatan teachers in Italy?
Mar
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Mar
7
comment Why Do Pressure Points Work Differently Against Different People?
Just to confirm, you are asking about vital or physiological points, rather than pressure points that are meridian (acupuncture) based?
Mar
2
comment How effective is practicing a martial art strictly outside of a dojo for beginners?
+1 from me too. My Sensei always says: If you think you can, you're right. If you think you can't you're also right. Unfortunately newer students are full of the can't and it takes them a while to realize they can.
Mar
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answered What benefits (if any) are there when listening to music while practicing? And does it depend on the style?
Feb
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answered Harnessing emotion during sparring
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Feb
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Feb
11
answered Is there a written, authoritative source I can reference for interpretations (Bunkai) of Karate (Shotokan) katas?