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Mar
5
reviewed Approve What would be a good gym workout for a Muay Thai fighter?
Mar
5
comment Is this shaolin tutorial any good for self-study?
You need to find and attend a real school. You could use internet videos as reference material, but don't ever try to learn only from them. For example: that instructor has a lot of bouncing in his stretches. That might work for him, but bouncing a stretch can hurt beginners.
Mar
1
comment Wearing a fitness tracker during a martial arts session
Hi Nic, welcome to the site. Please keep in mind that this site is question/answer oriented rather than being a discussion forum (IOW answers that are discussions rather than answers run the risk of down votes or being deleted). If you accumulate 50 rep points then you'll be able to leave comments as well as answers.
Feb
19
reviewed Approve What are good solutions for MMA training with half long hair?
Feb
11
comment Aikido in a street fight?
@Steve I disagree with your assertion about catching a hand during a fight. Most practitioners learn how to parry, and a catch starts with a parry. For someone trained a catch isn't that hard - especially as the punch usually has to travel further than the hand doing the trap/catch.
Feb
4
answered How to defeat a much stronger and bigger opponent?
Feb
4
comment What is the best point-scoring technique?
The other part of your answer should be don't get hit. It's easier to win that way :)
Feb
2
revised Punishment in the Martial arts
added 14 characters in body
Feb
1
answered Why do lighter fighters have better cardio than heavier ones?
Feb
1
answered Punishment in the Martial arts
Feb
1
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Jan
28
comment Best moment to land a low kick?
The best moment to do the kick is the same as it ever was - when the target is open. The question is, are you using good form for the kick? Are you targeting the right spot(s)? Are you telegraphing the kick so your sparring partners know it is coming?
Jan
28
comment What are the main uses of aikido in self-defense?
Umm, anytime? Turn that question around and ask yourself: when wouldn't you use Aikido?
Jan
26
answered Is Spin Hook Kick A Defensive or Offensive Kick?
Dec
28
revised Can my body learn to split at 25?
added 215 characters in body
Dec
28
answered Can my body learn to split at 25?
Dec
23
comment Defending against an aggressive and heavier opponent
Note that this is not a general discussion site - it is a specific Q&A site. This means you should ask a specific question, and we encourage specific answers. Your question is incredibly inspecific and broad, could you please re-word it?
Dec
23
comment What are the advantage of wearing a rashguard under the Gi in BJJ?
I used to think nipple rash/burn was a problem experienced by a few "extra-sensitive" people (translation: soft), until I found out that it's also a common problem amongst longer distance runners (and one acquaintance showed me his injured nipples, which is a sight I can never un-see).
Dec
23
comment Are there legal ramifications to being a trained martial artist?
@LiY As a further development of where things are at: Australia has just introduced a new federal "king hit" law which mandates a minimum of 10 years imprisonment for death caused by one strike. This is a lot more than you would get if you were convicted of manslaughter (I think "involuntary murder" is the US equivalent), and is regardless of how the person died; i.e. it applies even if they hit their head on the way down (if they died of a cardiac event it might not apply). This is a tough law that makes it harder for martial artists to defend themselves in court.
Dec
23
comment Are there legal ramifications to being a trained martial artist?
@LiY You are starting to get into legal nitty gritty which will vary by country and even by state. In commonwealth based countries the legal onus is for the prosecutor to prove that it wasn't self defence or was excessive force. Essentially the legal onus or bias differs in each jurisdiction, the exact amount is outside the scope of this site. Basically a martial artist should look to defend themselves with the minimum necessary force, no matter the provocation or emotional level.