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comment where to attack to render someone speechless
This is a job for law enforcement to solve, not a Martial Arts site. Your question is also not specifically about Martial Arts. If law enforcement is not an option due to it being a place of general unrest and/or militant action, then remove yourself from there, get out.
Apr
14
comment Joining a new dojo, would this be inappropriate?
Personally I would jump in and ask, explaining your background and future plans. "Rules" like that are usually firm guidelines that can be waived for the right people.
Mar
28
comment How do I increase hip flexibility for round kicks?
Can you elaborate on what the "control work" is?
Mar
18
comment How to improve speed, strength and condition for Kyokushin karate?
I have fond memories of the candle drill... I knocked a lit candle across a crowded restaurant once when trying to impress the girlfriend at the time with that technique. Good times :)
Mar
14
comment Is 16 to late of an age to start hapkido or judo?
It's too late to start when you're dead, any time before that is good, obviously the sooner the better!
Mar
7
comment I want to learn Jiu Jitsu here in Japan, so do you guys know a school in Japan where they teach Jiu Jitsu, not BJJ?
Also make sure you follow the links given in the close reason of your original question - the Help center stuff is very easy to read and really quite helpful.
Mar
7
comment I want to learn Jiu Jitsu here in Japan, so do you guys know a school in Japan where they teach Jiu Jitsu, not BJJ?
Please be aware that you can change your identity, but the question is still off topic. We really do want to help people, but there are guidelines for questions which are there for a reason. Before you ask your next question please take the time to read the Meta post How to ask questions on MartialArts.SE.
Mar
5
comment Is this shaolin tutorial any good for self-study?
You need to find and attend a real school. You could use internet videos as reference material, but don't ever try to learn only from them. For example: that instructor has a lot of bouncing in his stretches. That might work for him, but bouncing a stretch can hurt beginners.
Mar
1
comment Wearing a fitness tracker during a martial arts session
Hi Nic, welcome to the site. Please keep in mind that this site is question/answer oriented rather than being a discussion forum (IOW answers that are discussions rather than answers run the risk of down votes or being deleted). If you accumulate 50 rep points then you'll be able to leave comments as well as answers.
Feb
11
comment Aikido in a street fight?
@Steve I disagree with your assertion about catching a hand during a fight. Most practitioners learn how to parry, and a catch starts with a parry. For someone trained a catch isn't that hard - especially as the punch usually has to travel further than the hand doing the trap/catch.
Feb
4
comment What is the best point-scoring technique?
The other part of your answer should be don't get hit. It's easier to win that way :)
Jan
28
comment Best moment to land a low kick?
The best moment to do the kick is the same as it ever was - when the target is open. The question is, are you using good form for the kick? Are you targeting the right spot(s)? Are you telegraphing the kick so your sparring partners know it is coming?
Jan
28
comment What are the main uses of aikido in self-defense?
Umm, anytime? Turn that question around and ask yourself: when wouldn't you use Aikido?
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
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.