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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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answered What benefits (if any) are there when listening to music while practicing? And does it depend on the style?
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answered Harnessing emotion during sparring
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revised How does one mentally push past pain in training?
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answered How does one mentally push past pain in training?
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revised How can one maintain or rekindle discipline and passion in martial arts?
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answered How can one maintain or rekindle discipline and passion in martial arts?
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answered Is there a written, authoritative source I can reference for interpretations (Bunkai) of Karate (Shotokan) katas?
Feb
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comment What is a good push-up routine to build punch strength?
Your strength could be fine and the issue could be related to technique. Have you had someone of sufficient senority watching you punch both in linework and on a bag/pad to pick up any technique issues?
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comment Are there musical instruments which, when practiced, noticeably increase martial arts skills and performance?
I've seen many things suggested in martial arts movies, like helicopters being knocked out of the sky with back spinning hook kicks (well, I exagerate a little) and Chuck Norris wincing after receiving a yoko tobi geri (flying side kick) to the chest (which we know could never be true). While I'm being quite cynical, the orchestral background while JCVD was solo training in the temple grounds in Kickboxer did inspire me... Anyhow, I'm sure MythBusters would call "Busted" on this one.
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comment Are there musical instruments which, when practiced, noticeably increase martial arts skills and performance?
Yes - electric guitars plugged into really big amps.
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revised Where do kneeling and bowing down in Kung Fu come from?
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comment Leg conditioning advice
Don't be there Daniel-san!!!
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answered Should I train differently to spar guys who are bigger than me?
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comment Why do martial artists “shout” in the execution of a technique?
Your ssshhh sound is still a form of kiai - it is normal for people to develop their own personalized kiai and for it to change depending on what they are doing.