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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.


Jul
15
answered Is measuring tape an effective weapon?
Jul
10
comment Can Karate/Hand Chops be lethal?
The clavicle is anchored at the top of the rib cage/sternum, it's on the periphery of the neck but I would hesitate to say it's part of the neck. It can be dislocated, but that's more from whiplash type movement - if you hit someone in the neck hard enough to achieve this then you've probably near killed them.
Jul
9
comment Can Karate/Hand Chops be lethal?
Due to its location and anchor points I consider it highly unlikely that a throat chop will break the clavicle - it is more likely to dislodge or dislocate it - this would most likely be due to whiplash rather than the direct impact. A blow to the middle of the clavicle will break it (and it doesn't take much force).
Jun
23
comment Best to learn for self defense: Wrestling, Boxing, or Jiu Jitsu
If you must choose only one of the three then look at jujitsu. Otherwise... why not do all three until you get proficient?
Jun
6
comment Practical knife defense stance
The "prison shank" video shows exactly why the krav maga instructor linked to in the question will be going home without a few internal organs.
Jun
3
comment Utility of pre planned moves
An "intelligent opponent" is a bit of a red herring. It does take some practice to go from practicing kata against thin air to being able to apply it to a real person, that's part of the "many years" I mentioned above. Also while practicing kata you should be visualising what you are doing to the opponent. It takes years and practice, practice, practice... but if you are taught properly then it can be achieved quicker (the shame of it is that many people in more commercial schools can go a lifetime without learning any of this).
Jun
3
answered Utility of pre planned moves
May
29
comment is Jun Chong TKD a legitimate TKD dojo for self defense?
Guys, please do not carry on extended conversations in the comments. Either extend the question and/or answer, or take it to a chatroom. Thanks :) Note that I will be tidying these comments up at a later date.
May
23
revised What techniques exist for blocking knees in a clinch?
removed tag(s) from title
May
21
reviewed No Action Needed Is the highest judo belt really red?
May
21
reviewed Reviewed Defence against Wing Chun
May
21
revised Defence against Wing Chun
reformatted links to existing answers
May
21
reviewed Approve suggested edit on kali tag wiki excerpt
May
19
reviewed No Action Needed Half guard Bottom/top tips?
Apr
28
comment Muay Thai or Krav Maga?
Having said that, why don't you try both at the same time (train each one once or twice a week) and then make a decision once you've got a bit of experience in each? Neither are similar to Kali, although Krav Maga may teach you some weapon skills.
Apr
28
comment Muay Thai or Krav Maga?
Hi and welcome to the site. Questions like "Which should I choose...?" are not particularly good as it solicits answers that are primarily opinion based. And it's also good to avoid very broad questions like "What are the differences between art A and art B?".
Apr
27
comment How many days per week shoud I train BJJ?
When training this hard recovery is every bit as important as training.
Apr
27
comment Underwater Rear Naked Choke
+1 for mention of the pinch of triceps skin - make sure you pinch only a small amount of skin because it is actually more painful than doing a large amount. This is also a great self defence move for women - easy to apply and gives you that small amount of time you need to get out of a hold. Done properly it also leaves a massive bruise so you can tell who you had to pinch :)
Apr
22
comment How do I increase flexibility to achieve a full split?
Just to nitpick your health habits point: I never had any stretching issues resulting from drinking beer. And the 2L of water per day is a relatively arbitrary figure that has been widely promoted but is not based on good solid science (it's also promoted as "8 glasses a day") - it varies a lot per person.
Apr
9
reviewed Reject suggested edit on What are the long term consequences of practicing judo?