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Dec
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comment Martial art without exam and secrets
-1. The question is not badly formulated but its fundamental assumptions are all wrong: Without testing yourself, you have no idea whether what you have learned works.
Dec
12
comment What is the name of this style of Karate (maybe?)?
That's a godan grading! Words fail me... Whatever style it is, stay as far away from it as you can!
Dec
10
reviewed Approve Please tell me the correct way to sit seiza
Dec
4
comment How to deal with unfair judges
Life is pain, highness. Anyone who says differently is selling something. -- William Goldman.
Dec
4
revised How to deal with unfair judges
Edit after comment.
Dec
4
comment How to deal with unfair judges
@TheWudangKid: That is true... Answer edited.
Dec
4
answered How to deal with unfair judges
Nov
27
answered Aikido - working with difficult uke
Nov
26
comment Overcoming fear/anxiousness and dealing with pain
Welcome to the site. This is an interesting question!
Nov
20
revised Ten Chin or Tein Chien or something else?
Formatting.
Nov
20
comment Get A wrestling dummy filled or unfilled
Welcome to the site. Could you define what you men by "better"? What are your criterion?
Nov
20
revised Get A wrestling dummy filled or unfilled
Formatting.
Nov
19
comment Are there any styles that are geared to people over 61?
^_~ You are most welcome!
Nov
19
comment Are there any styles that are geared to people over 61?
Ueshiba's opinion of Aikido shifted massively during his lifetime. In addition his actions sometimes were not in accord to his words. But we are getting off topic... ^_~
Nov
19
comment Are there any styles that are geared to people over 61?
Of course, some styles of Aikido buy-in the whole mystical aspect of the way of harmony. Some even reject anything that is not "pure" -- whatever that is for them. For example: competitions are anathema to Aikido. Well, no, you can have competitions in Aikido...
Nov
19
comment Are there any styles that are geared to people over 61?
Both Yoshinkan and Shodokan Aikido are aimed at young (and very) fit people: the training can be extremely hard indeed. Break falls (as you say) are hard and take a while to become second nature but before they are, you cannot safely practice. As for the non-violent resolution to conflict, any Aikido technique will leave someone who does not know how to escape safely from it in a lot of pain and potentially broken. I've trained with LEO and military personnel who used Aikido in the field. None consider it improper technique if their attacker was hurt if none excessive force was used.
Nov
19
comment Are there any styles that are geared to people over 61?
Your apparent opinions of Aikido and my experience of it are really really light years apart... ^_~
Nov
18
comment Training martial arts in china
Finally, not an answer at all but someone in a very similar position as yourself wrote a book about his experience: Matthew Polly's American Shaolin. While the name and cover are kitsch, the book is good.
Nov
18
comment Training martial arts in china
I edited your post slightly to make it a little more clear. Let me know if I erred.
Nov
18
revised Training martial arts in china
tyried to make things a more clear.