4,867 reputation
1132
bio website
location
age
visits member for 2 years, 2 months
seen 15 mins ago

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)


Jan
29
comment What material should be covered in a rape-defense course?
@MarkC.Wallace: I know that feeling well. I was not sure that the question was on topic either. However, since it is an important subject, maybe we should allow it? ... meta?
Jan
29
comment What material should be covered in a rape-defense course?
@MarkC.Wallace: I think it is on topic (even without the edits) because unless you know what you are trying to protect against, there is no way you can devise a program to help.
Jan
29
revised What material should be covered in a rape-defense course?
Edit after comments.
Jan
29
answered What material should be covered in a rape-defense course?
Jan
28
answered Is martial arts training 'inadequate' for the real world?
Jan
24
comment Fighting styles that use a katana from the beginning
In Shodokan aikido, sword work is there to improve your Aikido and not to teach you how to use a sword. I suspect that many other styles of Aikido are similar.
Jan
23
comment Fighting styles that use a katana from the beginning
Iaido, kenjutsu, kendo for sure. Shodokan Aikido has basic hand movements derived from sword work that are thought within the first 30 minutes of each class. Other styles of Aikido (Iwama?) have weapon training from earlier on.
Jan
21
revised
mark down does not work in Excerpt field.
Jan
21
suggested suggested edit on
Jan
21
awarded  Tag Editor
Jan
21
revised
added 534 characters in body
Jan
21
revised
added 128 characters in body
Jan
21
wiki
Jan
21
wiki
Jan
21
suggested suggested edit on
Jan
21
suggested suggested edit on
Jan
15
reviewed Reject suggested edit on What exercises are safe (or not) for total beginners?
Jan
15
comment Amount of force to do X
Journal of Trauma may have some accurate numbers there. But not having access, I cannot check it out -- anyone in academia?
Jan
15
comment Does Krav Maga have any roots of Aikido?
-1: [..] Aikido are modern "made up" martial arts and have no basis in "tradition". This is utter rubbish. Aikido evolved from Daito ryu Aiki jujutsu practiced by the Takeda family of Kai Province (modern day Yamanashi Prefecture). It has many other influences due to Ueshiba learning various other martial arts during his life.
Dec
19
awarded  Convention