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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.


Apr
17
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Start attacking instead of blocking while sparring
Apr
15
reviewed Reject suggested edit on Should I train differently to spar guys who are bigger than me?
Apr
12
comment How effective are foul techniques as a side control escape?
Personally I would consider biting a valid but somewhat ineffectual and momentary distraction - if you are in a situation where "non-legal" moves are okay then there is a good chance your opponent is whacked out on something (adrenaline at the very least) and can ignore a bite. IOW the bite better be followed up by something else pretty quick for it to have any benefit.
Apr
10
revised Is martial arts training 'inadequate' for the real world?
spelling, grammar, formatting
Apr
10
comment Is martial arts training 'inadequate' for the real world?
People are not offended with your previous post, they simply disagree with your answer to the question (which could also be because of the original formatting you had or they may simply not understand what you are saying in the way you expected).
Apr
9
comment What is Fa-jin?
I can't help but muse... surely the "strength" that "flows through the body" would be more accurately described as Qi, especially when the term is used within the context of the internal arts?
Apr
9
answered Training front kick
Apr
8
reviewed Approve suggested edit on
Apr
8
reviewed Approve suggested edit on
Apr
4
awarded  Custodian
Apr
4
reviewed Reviewed Are there legal ramifications to being a trained martial artist?
Apr
4
reviewed No Action Needed How to best maintain mount position
Mar
16
answered Are there any benefits to Sitting Seiza?
Mar
7
comment Are martial arts helpful in dealing with pain from a sedentary lifestyle?
@Soutrik I would consider you to be quite skinny :) Those were simply some common problems I threw out there for consideration. You really should see a specialist - it might be expensive but living a pain (and injury) free life can be worth the expense. It could even be a simple problem. If you seek treatment and feel comfortable talking about it then let us know how it goes.
Mar
6
answered Tips for faster regeneration after training
Mar
5
comment How do I determine which pieces of wood I can safely attempt to break with my fist?
Mandatory philosophical answer: you would know if you were ready for breaking a broom handle, you wouldn't need to ask :)
Mar
1
comment Are martial arts helpful in dealing with pain from a sedentary lifestyle?
@DaveLiepmann They weren't diagnoses they were suggestions, and I thought I made it clear he should consult a specialist (curiously a few answers fail to mention that). In my answer I drew upon my knowledge and experience and mentioned some areas for further research, much like you did in yours. I simply outlined some of the common ways his job could cause those injuries (based on personal experience), this is the same experience that enables me to answer with some authority on another medical related question.
Mar
1
answered Are martial arts helpful in dealing with pain from a sedentary lifestyle?
Feb
20
comment What is the best way to determine board-breaking ability?
From a martial arts perspective this is an ok question, but from a physics perspective it is so fundamentally flawed that words fail me... unfortunately my physics side managed to dominate my MA side on this one.
Feb
18
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Start attacking instead of blocking while sparring