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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.


Sep
1
comment In kempo karate, what's the order of the forms and combination you learn?
Can you add some more context to your answer? At the moment it is just a bunch of numbers, maybe you could add names/descriptions, or links?
Aug
26
comment Counting Calories when Training for TKD Tournament
Hi and welcome to Martial Arts. In its current state your question is incredibly broad and hard to answer definitively and usefully, especially as the answer will vary for every person wanting to use the answer (everyone is different). Can you narrow down your question at all? Add some more information, like any particular program that you are on now, and anything you know to work for yourself?
Aug
12
comment Martial arts for building self confidence
All due respect, but I wouldn't call 6'2" and 180lb "heavy". You might lack toning/definition/strength, but it's not particularly heavy.
Aug
9
comment What are the purposes of martial arts forms?
I've merged your second answer back into this one as it was a reply (multiple answers should be separate and distinct, capable of standing individually). Check it over and edit it as you see fit.
Jul
30
comment What is the most efficient way for a beginner to improve his posture?
You will spend years learning the correct posture and positions. This is perfectly normal.
Jul
26
comment How to build up endurance when rolling?
@ChristopherPerry Excellent suggestion - BCAAs are great for recovery and could really assist the turnaround time between workouts for the OP.
Jul
13
comment How should a college club train for MMA?
+1 - #3 is going to be hard for them to avoid :)
Jun
28
comment What is Qi power and has it been proven to exist scientifically?
+1, excellent answer.
Jun
28
comment What is Qi power and has it been proven to exist scientifically?
@DaveLiepmann You absolutely don't need references simply to disagree with me, not at all. Regardless of my opinion on the subject the answer is low in quality - it makes some bold assertions and offers nothing to validate those assertions (there is no indication of Juann's level of skill and/or experience except in the comments). I am simply encouraging him to improve his answer, especially as it is the marked answer. The post notice that I added fits this scenario perfectly, especially as it is a contentious subject.
Jun
28
comment What is Qi power and has it been proven to exist scientifically?
Juann I'm aware of the studies and their results, I'm simply encouraging you to cite them and include excerpts where possible or relevant. As you will know we also discourage extended discussion via the comments, if you want to continue I've created a chat room for it: chat.stackexchange.com/rooms/9438/qi-power Alternatively you could seek clarification via the MA Meta site.
Jun
27
comment What is Qi power and has it been proven to exist scientifically?
Your viewpoint is diametrically opposed to some of my experience, hence the request for citations. You make some assertions which need context and/or references; i.e. you need to include that it is your opinion or experience. You've also neglected to answer an important part of the question - has it been scientifically investigated? Any answer that dismisses something that is the basis of a 3000 year old medical practice and is at the root of several of the more ancient arts needs to include references to studies and established sources.
Jun
17
comment What choke holds or submissions are safe enough for a beginner to practice?
Hi, welcome to Martial Arts.SE. On this site we encourage questions that produce factual and definitive answers - we try to avoid questions that lead to lists, extended discussion, or answers based purely on opinion. I've rephrased your question title to fit with that objective.
Jun
4
comment What are the physical problems for a hard practitioner when he/she suddenly stop his Martial Arts workouts?
This is a little hard to answer definitively, even if we treat hard as synonymous with serious or very frequent. There can be a whole range of reasons why someone's muscles are tightening up - the way the question is worded most answers will be speculation, which is not a type of question that is encouraged.
May
16
comment Attacked by black belt
While we can certainly sympathize with you regarding this, it is an extremely localized and subjective question which is not a good fit for the site. I would speculate that you are also missing detail from the question - people seldom attack without at least some sort of trigger event. In any case local law enforcement should be your first recourse. If you want you can edit and rephrase your question at which point we can consider reopening it.
May
6
comment What are the possible signs some has lost consciousness when being choked?
You bring up a good point - just because someone is out cold it doesn't mean their eyes are shut and their body is limp.
Apr
30
comment Choosing a Target When Cornered by Multiple Attackers
Welcome back :)
Apr
30
comment Stretches for kicking?
Was the pain at the front or back of the leg, i.e. at the top of the quads or hamstrings? Or was it higer still, maybe at the bottom of your abdominals? Or in between? Which splits can you do - longitudinal ("American") or side ("Chinese")?
Apr
26
comment Why should I wear my gi with left side over right side?
Dang, I'm gonna have to aquire that movie and watch it one weekend.
Apr
26
comment Why should I wear my gi with left side over right side?
Zombie karateka are the exception :)
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.