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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)


Feb
8
comment What do I need to keep in mind when picking a martial art as a bouncer?
Aikido has strikes (atemi waza) within it. Most other techniques can easily have either a strike or kick added to them.
Feb
8
awarded  Enlightened
Feb
7
awarded  Nice Answer
Feb
7
comment Why do martial artists “shout” in the execution of a technique?
We don't tend to use kiai at all and certainly would get a stern look from the judges if we used it in randori. It never has officially been described as a "remember to breath" technique but does serve as one nonetheless ^_~
Feb
7
answered Why do martial artists “shout” in the execution of a technique?
Feb
7
comment What should I look for in order to develop self-defense skills as quickly as possible?
Buy a whistle. Instant improvement of self defence with minimal training and cost.
Feb
6
comment Alexandre Dumas' Three Musketeers: 17th century French Rapier
I consider what soldiers do to be martial arts -- arts of Mars, god of war and all that... ^_~
Feb
6
comment What are the classical/canonical books for Aikido (all styles)
+1 for Shioda's book, -1 for Westbrook and Ratti. Even thought the illustrations are good, the content is confusing and in some cases inaccurate.
Feb
6
answered How popular are the different styles of Aikido?
Feb
6
answered What are the classical/canonical books for Aikido (all styles)
Feb
6
asked What are the classical/canonical books for Aikido (all styles)
Feb
6
revised How do you prepare for the stress of a real self-defense situation?
Edit to add comments to the main question.
Feb
5
accepted Bokken and Jo restoration
Feb
5
accepted Alexandre Dumas' Three Musketeers: 17th century French Rapier
Feb
5
accepted Rule 1: Cardio. What exercises are worth doing to increase cardiovascular fitness?
Feb
5
revised How are joints affected in the long term by martial arts practice?
added 17 characters in body
Feb
5
comment How are joints affected in the long term by martial arts practice?
@Trevoke: Of course, you are right. What I meant that accidents happen and damage your ... Answer edited.
Feb
4
answered How are joints affected in the long term by martial arts practice?
Feb
4
comment How are joints affected in the long term by martial arts practice?
Anecdotal evidence is not worth the paper it is printed on.
Feb
4
revised How do you prepare for the stress of a real self-defense situation?
Added even more clarifications...