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Nescire autem quid ante quam natus sis acciderit, id est semper esse puerum. Quid enim est aetas hominis, nisi ea memoria rerum veterum cum superiorum aetate contexitur? -- Cicero, Marcus Tullius (106-43BC)


Feb
17
comment What information should I consider when choosing a martial art to study?
Are you willing to relocate so you can join a dojo which has the right teacher teaching the right martial art?
Feb
14
revised What information should I consider when choosing a martial art to study?
Edit after comment.
Feb
14
comment What information should I consider when choosing a martial art to study?
Mark C. Wallace's answer does a good job of describing why a teacher is more important than a style.
Feb
14
reviewed Approve suggested edit on kung-fu tag wiki excerpt
Feb
13
revised What information should I consider when choosing a martial art to study?
added 37 characters in body
Feb
13
answered What information should I consider when choosing a martial art to study?
Feb
11
comment How do you prepare for the stress of a real self-defense situation?
I live in Europe but I am familiar with the USA as well. Truth be told, your answer makes more sense if you look at unstable countries.
Feb
11
comment How do you prepare for the stress of a real self-defense situation?
-1. Sorry, your update forced this. Your anecdotal evidence is utterly irrelevant, worthless, and at best observation biased. Not because of what you say (although I believe your understanding of LEO procedure and the law to be naive) but because anecdotal evidence is not evidence. The sad thing is that there is a good answer in there...
Feb
11
comment How do you prepare for the stress of a real self-defense situation?
I am not a lawyer nor do I play one on TV: Check with either your lawyer(s) or your friendly LEO before stating that "taking him out" is a legal thing to do. Everywhere I looked into it, it was not legal. 'nuff said.
Feb
11
comment How do you prepare for the stress of a real self-defense situation?
+1. We do raise to the level of our training. If becoming a street thug is your goal, then by all means learn to street fight. If your goal is to survive combat, then by all means learn how combat works.
Feb
11
comment How do you prepare for the stress of a real self-defense situation?
-1. If you either escalate or strike pre-emptively, you have become the aggressor and will no longer be covered by self defence. This means you might be arrested and if so, will have to defend yourself at a trial. Unless you are stupid, this will cost you a large amount in lawyer fees with no grantees of escaping jail. If you talk to the Police, your chances of escaping jail will be much reduced. Even if you stay on the right side of self defence, a punch can kill. Finally, individual are not bound by the same laws as countries so any comparison between the two is ludicrous.
Feb
7
comment Can you be immune to chokeholds?
I have no arm therefore I am immune to having it broken... </pedantic> ^_~
Feb
7
comment Proper way to take care of boxing gloves and wrist wraps after use?
Are you affiliates with Airloop? Your post can be read as either a genuine happy customer or as thinly veiled spam... It is hard to say.
Feb
5
comment Why do we train martial arts?
@DaveLiepmann: I honestly cannot find a way to ask "Why do you train" in a way that would fit SE without being a list of things, too broad, and so personal that no one answer would fit more than a few people unless platitudes are given. If you think you can, go for it!
Feb
5
comment Why do we train martial arts?
Losers, maybe. Trolling, most definitively: instead of a goal, I believe they were pointing to the road. Finding a goal is easy but walking the path is hard. Which is more or less what you are saying... Although, I am not sure you answered the question -- whatever the question was.
Feb
5
comment Why do we train martial arts?
I voted to close because your question is too broad and invites discussions. The latter is very much not supported by SE sites. This would make for an interesting conversation but this Q&A site is not the place for it.
Feb
4
revised Why is osoto guruma named osoto guruma?
Better English? Doubtful...
Feb
4
answered Why is osoto guruma named osoto guruma?
Feb
1
awarded  Yearling
Jan
29
reviewed Approve suggested edit on What's the physics behind checking kicks?