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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.


Dec
23
comment Defending against an aggressive and heavier opponent
Note that this is not a general discussion site - it is a specific Q&A site. This means you should ask a specific question, and we encourage specific answers. Your question is incredibly inspecific and broad, could you please re-word it?
Dec
23
comment What are the advantage of wearing a rashguard under the Gi in BJJ?
I used to think nipple rash/burn was a problem experienced by a few "extra-sensitive" people (translation: soft), until I found out that it's also a common problem amongst longer distance runners (and one acquaintance showed me his injured nipples, which is a sight I can never un-see).
Dec
23
comment Are there legal ramifications to being a trained martial artist?
@LiY As a further development of where things are at: Australia has just introduced a new federal "king hit" law which mandates a minimum of 10 years imprisonment for death caused by one strike. This is a lot more than you would get if you were convicted of manslaughter (I think "involuntary murder" is the US equivalent), and is regardless of how the person died; i.e. it applies even if they hit their head on the way down (if they died of a cardiac event it might not apply). This is a tough law that makes it harder for martial artists to defend themselves in court.
Dec
23
comment Are there legal ramifications to being a trained martial artist?
@LiY You are starting to get into legal nitty gritty which will vary by country and even by state. In commonwealth based countries the legal onus is for the prosecutor to prove that it wasn't self defence or was excessive force. Essentially the legal onus or bias differs in each jurisdiction, the exact amount is outside the scope of this site. Basically a martial artist should look to defend themselves with the minimum necessary force, no matter the provocation or emotional level.
Dec
18
comment Wing Chun or Southern Praying Mantis?
I realize that this question is important to you, but it is exactly the type of question we try to avoid here as it solicits opinion or extended discussion, and its usefulness is limited to a very specific geographical area. You can still edit your question into something better, but for now it's closed. For more guidance visit the FAQ.
Dec
16
comment Addressing martial artists of another style
Excellent answer. The respect is evident in your tone and mannerisms. They are not going to bite your head off if you get it wrong, but they sure will be grouchy if you're not respectful. It's actually really easy to say something like "I'm sorry for asking, but I'm not sure of the correct title to call you by?". You could almost safely bet that other people will be glad you asked because they didn't know either.
Nov
26
comment Is it advisable to try to catch a low kick to the thigh in Muay Thai?
Thanks @JuannStrauss. Dave is right - my original answer was written at about 0200 my time and was a bit vague.
Nov
24
comment What material should be covered in a rape-defense course?
Unfortunately you need to concentrate on the defense not the avoidance - in a vast majority of cases avoidance is not an option because the victim has been "selected" or targeted. While I agree that some techniques are a waste of time of just ineffective, you must teach them something other than just avoidance.
Nov
19
comment Training martial arts in china
I have removed the links you left as they did not add any value to the question, and this is not a place for collecting links to offsite resources.
Oct
13
comment How to defend yourself when you are outclassed?
@km That's good to hear - it's not as bad as the second option. You should do some training yourself, then once you have some background you could ask questions on how to best handle specific situations or moves.
Aug
27
comment How can I become a good training partner
By request I've cleaned out some comments as the answer has been edited to remove the contested bullet point (which wasn't pivotal to the answer anyway).
Aug
21
comment How to avoid aggravating a sprain while training in MMA?
Your question is too broad and too medically focused in its current state. As mentioned here we give training advice, not medical advice. For example your question would be better if it asked how to avoid aggravating that specific injury while training in your specific art. Treatment and what-might-happen are both off topic.
Aug
4
comment What are good martial arts for aging bodies?
This is an excellent answer. The OP shouldn't need to switch arts, he simply needs to adapt what he already does - and this is what was traditionally done. The reality is that there is a high probability that he will never need a flying side kick in real life - so while it's good to know how to do one and be able to do it if you really need it, the better solution is for the OP to adapt and refine the other techniques he already knows to accommodate his changing physiology.
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).
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.
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.