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Aug
13
reviewed Satisfactory Sparring against Offensive Fighters
Aug
13
reviewed Satisfactory What exercises help with explosive hip rotation
Aug
13
asked Aikido jo-staff origins
Aug
13
revised Martial arts for building self confidence
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Aug
12
answered Martial arts for building self confidence
Aug
12
comment Martial arts for building self confidence
Welcome to the site. There is a nice question in there. However, there are a few unclear bits: What do you mean by "spiritual peace"? By heavy, do you mean 180 pounds of muscles plus bone or do you mean coach lizard?
Aug
12
comment Elements of a good reverse punch
@nsawaya: You are most welcome. If I inadvertently changed your meaning, please do edit the post again.
Aug
12
revised Elements of a good reverse punch
Formatting and minor spelling changes
Aug
12
comment Drills for reducing your natural “flinch” reaction
I am afraid that this reads like a lot of clever sounding jargon and buzz words. You give no description of what you do. For example: what does "protective SPEAR" means? Why the need for capitalised letters? In additions, a single method which can be used "in any attack scenario" is wishful thinking. Can you narrow it down a little? Would it protect against a fire arms ambush?
Aug
9
comment What are the purposes of martial arts forms?
-1 for kata don't have any 'real world' implication. +1 for the last paragraph.
Aug
9
comment What are the purposes of martial arts forms?
I am going to downvote this question. As it stands, it is confusing, borders of mythical mumbo-jumbo, and I cannot see what the answers drive at. I think there is a good answer buried in there but it needs refining.
Aug
6
comment How do I keep a safe distance from potential threats without escalating the situation?
@Jeremy: Aikido has randori, sometimes practiced against multiple opponents, which should help. If not, pick up a book on Shodokan Aikido -- I suggest the ones that either Nariyama or Allbright wrote and do some randori-ho. Tomiki's big drive was to develop mushin mugamae in Aikido.
Aug
5
answered How do I keep a safe distance from potential threats without escalating the situation?
Jul
31
comment Why are firearms not part of the martial arts world?
@TimothyAWiseman: Good comment. Master in anything takes time no matter what your skill is.
Jul
24
comment What exactly is Kalaripayattu?
[...] a person can kill or disable a person without any physical contact. This is bullshit unless you cheat: after all, bullets do not use a physical contact.
Jul
21
comment Suggestions after breaking ankle
You really should not trust utter strangers with your heath. Instead go and see a doctor that specializes in sport injuries. Oh and anecdotal evidence is no evidence at all...
Jul
8
comment What Kung Fu styles originated from Southern Shaolin?
In the case of lots of small answer, there cannot be a definitive answer. So, you are asking for list of things ranked by popularity. This is frowned up, see the FAQ.
Jul
5
comment What Kung Fu styles originated from Southern Shaolin?
Generally list questions are thrown upon on stackexchange. see the FAQ.
Jul
4
comment Was the Southern Shaolin Temple real and if so which location is valid?
The question is large in scope and could do with being broken down into several. However, it is a nice question! +1
Jun
27
comment What is Qi power and has it been proven to exist scientifically?
+1. Yeah, it does lack source. How can you prove that something does not exist? All you can do is test practitioners's claims of using spiritual energy. Every scientific experiment ever done to investigate magic, psicics, faith healers, homoeopathy, or any other mythical spiritual power always yielded negative results.