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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
20
comment Martial art for a complete newbie - can i learn on my own?
Yes, you do need to go to a dojo/gym/ and learn from there. Otherwise, you will get injuries ranging from minor to server and debilitating and not learn anything of any use. Depending on your age, you will train as a junior or senior. This is important as junior classes should be designed so that they enhance and not imped your physical development. Do take care of your body, you only have one.
May
20
comment Martial art for a complete newbie - can i learn on my own?
Welcome to the site! Your question is a possible duplicates: What martial art should I start with? and How to select the right Aikido dojo. Is there anything in those answers that does not answer your question? If so, edit your question to reflect this.
May
16
comment Attacked by black belt
+1 for the middle paragraph.
May
16
reviewed Approve suggested edit on What are the most effective exercises (hojo undō or otherwise) for martial arts?
May
15
comment What are the classical/canonical books for Aikido (all styles)
A down vote with no feedback... Thank you for the time you took to try to improve the question.
May
13
comment What is the oldest documented Eastern Martial Art that is still practiced?
+1, no idea why this was down voted.
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