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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)


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.
Jun
27
comment What is Qi power and has it been proven to exist scientifically?
Welcome to the site. You seem to have three questions here. I would suggest asking them as separate questions as well as expending each question. Currently, they are a little terse.
Jun
27
revised What is Qi power and has it been proven to exist scientifically?
edit for clarity.
Jun
26
comment What martial art should I try if I want to train with a wide variety of weapons?
Welcome to the site! Why not join a historical martial art club or Aikido or a shooting club or ... There are lots of different weapons to chose from and without narrowing down the field a little, your question will be closed as too localised and asking for a list.
Jun
19
comment What is Jason Bourne's fighting style called
@JohnP: Indeed it is but that's what the question is asking.
Jun
18
comment What is Jason Bourne's fighting style called
In addition, a quick Google search will give you the answer...
Jun
18
comment What is Jason Bourne's fighting style called
Welcome to the site! This contains one good question (+1) and one terrible one (-1). The former is the the first sentence. The latter is the second one referring to effectiveness. That question solicit arguments, cannot be answered objectively, and solicit a list classification. All those are frowned upon -- see the FAQ.
Jun
17
reviewed Approve What choke holds or submissions are safe enough for a beginner to practice?