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Mar
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reviewed No Action Needed Is iaido a martial art by itself? Or is it just a complement to kendo?
Feb
28
revised Is the following position realistic in any fight?
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Feb
28
answered Is the following position realistic in any fight?
Feb
28
comment Effectiveness of Shorinji Kempo and acupuncture pressure point attacks
You can leverage some spots while clinching, but the better time to hit them is while closing or grappling. You are right that nobody is going to let you walk up and hit a spot, but that's why you train in combinations and kata - you may need several moves to set up for the final one. In the linked video in the question the last demo was the most accurate, a kick is used to position the opponent before moving and finishing them.
Feb
27
comment Effectiveness of Shorinji Kempo and acupuncture pressure point attacks
This is exactly why you train for endless numbers of hours - so that you can hit spots when you need to, and you've already encountered most complications by the time you need to use the techniques for real.
Feb
27
comment Shotokan Karate front stance - weight is over the front knee? Or centre?
I also concur with this. There is another aspect to the positioning of the knee: you risk ligament injury around the knee if it is repeatedly incorrectly positioned. There's also the mechanics of it - the knee is strongest when between the ankle and the toe.
Feb
22
comment How to cope with rival that carries stone or folding chair (Klappstuhl) or chair
Is this a real situation or a hypothetical one?
Feb
18
reviewed Approve Is “choondu marmam” in Kalari Payattu real?
Feb
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awarded  Yearling
Jan
27
comment What disciplines/grades to list for social network martial arts site?
Karate styles can differ considerably, there can even be differences within the same style for those that are not tightly controlled by a governing body. As for grades, just list kyus and dans - belt colors and adornments can differ according to style.
Jan
18
revised How a woman can teach martial art for men?
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Jan
6
comment Best martial arts for a 6 and 8 year old?
@Nathan my thoughts are that there is a massive difference between a junior black belt and a senior black belt :) I've also seen many parents have unrealistic goals for their children (not that I'm implying that's the case here). I can understand why this question has been asked, I just don't think it can be answered in any practicable way.
Jan
5
comment Should I quit competitive sparring class in tae kwon do?
.... but having said that my aim is not to destroy her hopes, but rather to encourage her to focus her energy in a different and more productive direction. We've all failed at something, the key thing is to recognise and accept then move on.
Jan
5
comment Should I quit competitive sparring class in tae kwon do?
@Sard Good question - based on the info given I would say that Sky wasn't suited to the class, therefore the coach didn't fail. Once you enter a high performance or elite program it has to be a meritocracy - a coach should not (in good faith) train someone who is assured of failing at the desired level.....
Jan
5
answered Should I quit competitive sparring class in tae kwon do?
Jan
5
comment Best martial arts for a 6 and 8 year old?
@Nathan I would consider it quite normal for a black belt to be able to grade some students, and in this case it is only to 4th kyu. So it is hardly worth trying to make a point over the "instructor" accreditation of this particular course. Sardathrion provided evidence of a legitimate well established school that gives you the opportunity to gain a black belt after an 11 month intensive course (they won't give you the belt if you fail the examinations), so maybe you should suspend the overly harsh judgement until you actually meet some of its participants?
Dec
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awarded  Enlightened
Dec
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awarded  Nice Answer
Dec
28
answered Best martial arts for a 6 and 8 year old?
Dec
20
comment Video evidence of Aikido applied against a resisting non-aikidoka?
@Sardathrion Voting is anonymous so I can't see who down voted, but having said that people are also not required to justify a down vote. It's just part of the risk of answering a more contentious question - somebody may disagree with the answer, and that somebody doesn't necessarily have the knowledge or wisdom to fully appreciate the answer.