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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)


Nov
14
comment How can I quickly regain focus during class?
You are welcome. Let us know if any suggestions were helpful down the line.
Nov
12
answered How can I quickly regain focus during class?
Nov
8
awarded  Good Answer
Oct
24
comment Good music themes for Tai-chi
@DaveLiepmann: I posed this as a question not a statement as I am not sure if music recommendation should be on topic here.
Oct
24
comment Good music themes for Tai-chi
Ask yourself: Would a music expert be better able to answer this question without specific martial art knowledge than a martial art expert without specific music knowledge would? If so, then this question is off topic. If not, then a little more descriptions of why and what you are looking for is in order. As it stands, the question solicit a list which is not something SE is good at.
Oct
23
revised “Spinning Block” Pattern Origination
Added correct spelling and translation
Oct
23
answered “Spinning Block” Pattern Origination
Oct
22
comment Did Karate really originate in the Okinawa region of Japan?
Welcome to the site! The first sentence make for a poor answer. Do you have a summary of your research? Anything published? What are your sources? Making bold claims is easy and unless you can bake them up, it makes what you have to say irrelevant. I do not mean to be mean, just pointing out how to improve your answer. Hope this help.
Oct
22
comment What are the purposes of martial arts forms?
Any source for this?
Oct
19
comment How do I find out what are the laws on edged weapons in my country?
@MarkC.Wallace: What is the best way to find out my rights and restrictions on carrying training weapons that are used in my martial art club. Note that no restrictions is put on weapons: life blades, wooden, metal, spiked, and all that jazz are possible. On a side note, this is all semantics.
Oct
19
comment How do I find out what are the laws on edged weapons in my country?
@MarkC.Wallace: It would be quiet easy to change the question so that it is clearly relevant to MA.se and not localised. Perhaps $admin could edit it?
Oct
18
comment Ju-jutsu vs Jiu-jitsu?
+1. Very nice history lesson as well as a good and clear answer.
Oct
18
answered How do I find out what are the laws on edged weapons in my country?
Oct
17
comment What are the signs *not* to train at a specific school?
@RolandTepp: I have trained with self employed people who, if injured, would have been unable to work. Thus, insurance was essential in case they got injured so they did not becoming homeless. It had nothing to do with being sued. Although, I am not a lawyer nor do I play one on TV and I am aware that suing is a favourite past time in some countries. I guess what the point is about "protecting yourself from medical and legal expenses". AKA self defence.
Oct
16
revised What are the purposes of martial arts forms?
Edit after comment.
Oct
16
comment What are the purposes of martial arts forms?
@MarkC.Wallace: Answer edited.
Oct
16
revised history of Jujitsu?
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Oct
16
comment Ju-jutsu vs Jiu-jitsu?
If my assertions are correct, then yes they should.
Oct
16
answered Ju-jutsu vs Jiu-jitsu?
Oct
10
awarded  Enlightened