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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)


May
1
comment Why should I wear my gi with left side over right side?
+1, not sure if this is accurate but it's a good theory.
Apr
30
comment Who was the first female judoka?
Spiting hair, we could say that Tomoe Gozen (巴 御前?) was one of the first known ones although she would have trained in the ancestor martial arts that gave rise to those that might have influenced the ones that were used to derive judo/aikido. ^_~
Apr
30
comment Who was the first female judoka?
I like the question but I think there are three there: first female judoka, first female aikidoka, and how to do techniques against giants. I would up vote all three! On the latter part, I always suggest to smaller people doing kote-hineri on larger ones to carefully and with control use one or two or three fingers instead of the whole hand.
Apr
26
comment Why should I wear my gi with left side over right side?
It is just awesome. Do it now.
Apr
26
comment Why should I wear my gi with left side over right side?
@slugster: I would class zombie karateka as undead so covered by the exception rule. Ditto for yakuza zombies with guns from the 444th portal aka Forest Of Resurrection.
Apr
26
answered Why should I wear my gi with left side over right side?
Apr
22
comment Krav Maga, is it 100% legal for defense?
Just to make things clear: while you can ask legal advise from plebs on the Internet, please check with a criminal lawyer if you want a valid and legal answer.
Apr
22
comment Krav Maga, is it 100% legal for defense?
+1, very nice answer indeed.
Apr
21
comment Start attacking instead of blocking while sparring
I have no idea why the downvote. This is a great answer in term of advise, drills, and humour! +1
Apr
18
revised Choosing a Target When Cornered by Multiple Attackers
Edit after comments.
Apr
17
comment Choosing a Target When Cornered by Multiple Attackers
If this situation is common where you live, consider moving somewhere else?... ^_~
Apr
17
answered Choosing a Target When Cornered by Multiple Attackers
Apr
17
comment Choosing a Target When Cornered by Multiple Attackers
I am unhappy with your statement of attacking first. This might put you on the wrong side of the law. This post might even constitute evidence that you intended to be corned to fight thus diminishing any self defence argument in court. I am not a lawyer nor do I play one on TV so I would strongly advise you seek local legal advise.
Apr
16
asked Légion étrangère close combat system
Apr
16
comment How effective are foul techniques as a side control escape?
@Trevoke: I was aware of that ^_~. To be honest, this is almost a good answer bare for the legal ignorance. I like the getting away, the not staying to fight, and the note about the dangers of getting bio hazard material into your mouth. However, ignorance of the law is no excuse for any martial artist. Propagating myths about the law is likely to get people in jail.
Apr
15
comment How effective are foul techniques as a side control escape?
if you can justify using that level of force it is legal is at best oversimplifying the laws covering self defence and certainly shows no understanding of legal matters. Sorry, my down vote stands.
Apr
15
comment How effective are foul techniques as a side control escape?
-1 for lack of understanding of the laws regarding self defence.
Apr
11
comment Is martial arts training 'inadequate' for the real world?
-1 Both answers are the same: myth of MA being sports thus useless, over simplification of violence, and oversimplified sociological arguments. A factual error: Aikido does have sport competition.
Apr
8
revised
Edit for clarity.
Apr
8
suggested suggested edit on