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comment Is there a class in akron canton area that teaches both tai chi and tai quon do?
This may possibly help you: start with this search, check the results and find a studio/school close to you. You might also benefit from an immediate self defense course, local social or community agencies should be able to point you to someone who does those.
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comment Is there a class in akron canton area that teaches both tai chi and tai quon do?
Hi shannon, welcome to the site. Please take a moment to go through the tour. We understand how you feel and would love to help, but questions like "What styles or training halls are in location xyz?" are unfortunately off topic. There will be local directory services with this sort of information. There are also often martial arts schools not far from regular educational schools, so give the local schools a call to see if they know of any.
Jul
31
comment Filipino martial arts question and teacher respect
I'd concur with this totally - cross training is usually quite beneficial. Don't be secretive about it, subterfuge leads to incorrect assumptions and suspicion about your motives.
Jul
27
comment What is the best way to improve my conditioning for martial arts
Work your abdominals. When you think you've worked them enough, do them some more.
Jul
26
comment How to properly initiate or use karate( any style that uses the beginning blocks since they're actually grappling techniques)grappling techniques
@Silverbackgorrila About what, specifically?
Jul
22
comment How can I speed up the recovery of a bruised leg?
Excellent article.
Jul
14
comment What statistics are there or whether Qi is metaphysical or physcial
Are asking about what publicly accessible studies are there that try to define qi? At the moment your question is not substantially different from What is Qi power and has it been proven to exist scientifically?.
Jul
8
comment Do shin guards defeat the purpose of training?
If it doesn't really answer the question then it's probably best to leave it as a comment.
Jul
8
comment Can jiu jitsu wear down your teeth?
Do you have any fillings in your teeth?
Jul
3
comment More dirty tricks in Ju Jitsu compared to other martial arts?
Define "dirty"... if I need to defend myself then I don't consider anything to be "dirty".
Jun
26
comment Why a Samurai always wore katana on the left side?
Do you mean that a katana can be used with either hand rather than both hands?
Jun
22
comment what kind of gym work out is necessary for a Tae kwon do learner?
@JohnP I'm cool with these types of questions provided they are reasonably specific, and we don't get a whole bunch of "What workout should I do for martial art X?" derivatives. I prefer to let the community reopen it if they see fit, and this one is almost there. I might start a question on Meta later today and then people can thrash it out a bit.
Jun
20
comment what kind of gym work out is necessary for a Tae kwon do learner?
@DaveLiepmann mods can migrate it, but normally we would ping the mods on the target site first and get them to check if it would be a good fit. Matt is a mod on fitness, so he can shortcut that process. But we don't want to migrate all fitness related questions, it's good to keep some of them here.
Jun
14
comment would this combo of MAs be well rounded or no?
I understand that you're keen to get this question reopened, but it really is way too broad in it's current form - in the space of four questions you're basically asking for a full dissertation on the strengths and weaknesses of Krav vs. other arts. Questions have to be specific and reasonably answerable, and there really should be one question, not several. Remember that this is a Q&A site, not a discussion forum, so try and tailor your questions that way.
Jun
10
comment would this combo of MAs be well rounded or no?
Even when you turn the question around and ask What does Krav Maga lack that other arts have? it is still a poor question because there is no one definitive answer and it will attract plenty of opinion.
Jun
9
comment How to win a street fight without putting anyone's life in danger?
I disagree vehemently with this approach. As martial artists we do train to hit hard. There have also been numerous cases recently in New Zealand and Australia where people have died from a single hit - this has lead to the introduction of laws known as "king hit" laws which stiffen the penalties. To advise that this is "so unlikely to happen" and "is extremely unlikely" is misleading and downright dangerous.
Jun
7
comment Why do martial artists “shout” in the execution of a technique?
Welcome to the site Steve. This is a Q&A site rather than a discussion forum, and your answer currently doesn't really attempt to answer the question in any way, it is more of a comment. Can you take some time to turn it into an actual answer? Thanks!
May
27
comment Should I speed up my breathing or slow down my tai chi?
I'm not a Tai Chi practitioner, but I believe your breathing should speed up to match the movement as the movements can be done at different speeds and breathing is a critical component of it.
May
19
comment What sort of questions drive karate forward?
Welcome to the site. This is a very open ended question, which means it will be next to impossible to come up with a definitive answer (and it will tend to draw opinion based answers rather than fact based ones). Can you rethink the question a bit to avoid these issues?
May
16
comment Tips for alleviating soreness?
What sort of soreness? Is it a lactic acid build up soreness? Or is is like you've lifted heaps of weights and given your muscles a working over type of soreness? One is a dull tired ache that affects entire sections of your body, the other is sharper and more localised (the two can be combined as well).