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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
22
comment Krav Maga, is it 100% legal for defense?
@Tzvi Hehe, if you walk around like that then people will indeed think you are "special" and the men in white coats won't be far away ;) But being serious, once you've trained long enough the "always be aware" concept will become more obvious to you - you don't have to be walking around in the "ready to spar" pose. For example I can walk down the street texting on my phone and still be totally aware - in fact the phone can be utilized as a weapon. You should be able to attack or defend from any angle and any pose/stance.
Apr
22
revised Krav Maga, is it 100% legal for defense?
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Apr
21
answered Krav Maga, is it 100% legal for defense?
Apr
20
revised Are there legal ramifications to being a trained martial artist?
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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?
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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
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8
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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 :)