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Apr
17
comment Choosing a Target When Cornered by Multiple Attackers
@Lex - imho, the right answer would be "it depends" - on situation, on your training and style, etc.
Mar
26
comment How to get rid of fear of fighting
@Jeroen please try it ;). If (during the real street fight) your opponent would "react" to your move and poke you in the eye - will the knowledge that this move has not been planned make you feel better?
Mar
26
comment How to get rid of fear of fighting
@DaveLiepmann - here is a good one youtube.com/watch?v=Y4TKgoybvBs
Mar
25
comment How to get rid of fear of fighting
@DaveLiepmann - perhaps, the version you have seen was different from what I have practiced (sticky hands drill can have as much sparring as both participants want). In short, it IS fighting; try to dabble it again, perhaps it will change your confedency.
Mar
25
comment How to get rid of fear of fighting
@DaveLiepmann - have you tried any of that or you are theoritising? I have seen how it works and done it myself.
Jan
5
comment Is it good to practise punching a wall? No place for punching bag
@chaosys - it's hard to describe by words, one has to show it...
Dec
31
comment Is it possible to become expert in different martial arts
@John- I guess, it depends on what you really want to achieve. Anyway, goood luck!
Dec
16
comment What are the advantages of using a vertical fist for punching?
@Dave Liepmann : of course, if your target is stationery and defenseless the conventional swing would work better, but if your opponent blocks your swing - what will you do? On the other hand, if that baseball bat does not actually move anywhere (the center of mass stays in place) but turns - that would be much quicker and harder to block. In short, it's a balance between power and speed; I haven't seen anyone able to do 10 "traditional" full-blown punches per second.
Nov
18
comment What are the purposes of martial arts forms?
@DaveLiepmann sure thing (especially since lots of styles were "watered down" in order to make them safe for studying; however, katas in these styles often would still have practical and dangerous moves from "original version" of the style; of course, students would be given no explanations and will continue to do the katas as a "traditional thing to do", just because these katas are still part of the curriculum.
Oct
24
comment What are the purposes of martial arts forms?
#3. Personally, I love these riddles, we found lots of good stuff we couldn't see before
Oct
24
comment What are the purposes of martial arts forms?
#2. I strongly believe that every great kata has lots of good moves "zipped" into it -> if you are using moves from the kata and nothing else, your brain will have no choice but to start using all these moves for real, not just a like a ritual dance, and if style is good and practical - these moves will help you to fight
Oct
24
comment What are the purposes of martial arts forms?
#1. if you doing something wrong, doing the kata would get uncomfortable; also, it's not that hard to compare what you see in the mirror with the video recording of some master doing the kata.