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comment Injured my wrist in Krav Maga 8 months ago and now it hurts again
Personally I'm inclined to close this question as being too broad, primarily opinion based and also asking for general medical advice (from strangers on the internet....). However I'll let the community tend to that. The absolute first thing you must do before asking any questions about this problem is see a specialist/professional. Until you have solid facts and medical opinion all we can do is speculate and offer general common sense advice.
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comment Martial arts club politics
Martial arts is a journey. Maybe it is time for yours to continue?
Aug
11
comment Does anyone actually fight with two katana/samurai swords simultaneously?
This could be an okay question if you dropped the reference to a cartoon....
Aug
8
comment Straight punch to the head and knockout
There is a reason for the minimum length... "the chin" tells us nothing. You need to also explain why the chin is "better" than other targets. The bony orbit is a great spot to hit, why is the chin better?
Jul
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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
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?