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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.


Nov
30
comment I'm totally new to Tai Chi How to learn it and where to learn it?
Hi, welcome to MartialArts.Se. You're question is almost a duplicate of this one: Martial art for a complete newbie - can i learn on my own?, see if it answers your question.
Nov
26
comment How do I increase hip flexibility for round kicks?
+1 for the ballet - it might sound a little "gay" to the regular red blooded male, but training in ballet is going to give impressive results with your martial arts, I would endorse it 100%.
Nov
24
comment Why are ankles wrapped in Muay Thai?
The ankle ones - once upon a time they might have been a lot stronger (i.e. flax/hemp or similar), but I find it hard to believe that modern ankle wraps would provide much benefit during a full contact fight. In the few times I competed I never saw anyone using them - but that's just my experience. Maybe there is a specific method of wrapping that provides some lateral stability without impinging on mobility, I dunno.
Nov
24
comment Why are ankles wrapped in Muay Thai?
Personally I think that (modern day) wraps are more cosmetic than anything else, but that's just my opinion and I've never seen anything authoritative on it. Maybe they are traditional rather than functional.
Nov
23
comment Are there good alternatives to wood for weapons?
@Btuman The link is alive again - probably an intermittent or localised problem.
Nov
22
revised When training for more than 90 minutes is it advisable to take a break to recuperate?
removed tag(s) from title
Nov
12
revised Octagonal vs round shaped staff weapons
corrected formatting
Nov
11
comment What are the advantages of using a vertical fist for punching?
I agree with @Dave. Specifically, you only ever punch with the first two knuckles - if you are using the 3rd/4th knuckles then you are doing a more specialised technique which is not delivered like a normal punch.
Nov
9
comment How many people in america know bjj and/or mma in america?
While I am a long way from the American market, I would agree and speculate that the popularity of those arts will be directly linked to the various TV and sports shows featuring them at the moment.
Nov
7
comment What is the Most Effective Discipline to Learn for Absolute Beginners
@GµårÐïåñ You may have misinterpreted what I meant - it's got nothing to do with how good you are or your level of knowledge, it's that those close to you won't necessarily learn or apply themselves well when you train them. I've got this with my kids - they learn little things from me when we play fight, but formalised training is out of the question because to them I am Daddy rather than Sensei. This means I need to let someone else train them, then just correct the things that are wrong and give them occasional extra tuition.
Nov
7
comment What is the Most Effective Discipline to Learn for Absolute Beginners
"how to approach their training without inevitably treating them like the countless Marines I have trained" - you are making the assumption that you are the right trainer for them. You may be better off just sending them to someone else to train (and be prepared for the possibility that they may not train for long before losing interest).
Nov
5
answered How to defend against dog attacks?
Oct
31
revised Training front kick
formatted list
Oct
29
awarded  Nice Answer
Oct
26
reviewed Reject suggested edit on What exercises help with explosive hip rotation
Oct
24
reviewed Approve suggested edit on What martial art should I start with?
Oct
22
comment What is the most effective martial art in a street fight - no weapons?
While I do think some excellent answers can be generated by this question, it is entirely too broad and subject to opinion (e.g. it is impossible to provide definitive studies/facts/statistics/etc to validate the answer). This is exactly the sort of question that is to be avoided. If you want you can still edit this and ask for it to be considered for reopening, or you could ask a new but far more tightly constrained question.
Oct
17
answered Teaching Students to See the “Big Picture” of a Conflict
Oct
16
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Krav Maga, is it 100% legal for defense?
Oct
9
comment Elements of a good reverse punch
+1 for mentioning what the other (non punching) hand is doing - it isn't just "getting ready" as explained in a lot of styles :)