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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)


Jul
30
comment Why do martial artists “shout” in the execution of a technique?
Breathing helps you be relaxed thus you will bounce more than crash during break falling.
Jul
25
awarded  Nice Answer
Jul
25
answered Are martial arts suitable for a busy, IT professional?
Jul
10
comment Blocking with a katana blade
@jabs: Thank you. It confirms what I thought.
Jul
9
comment Blocking with a katana blade
@slugster: I always thought that hard steel was useful to keep an edge and soft steel was useful for absorbing impacts. Thus, I would have assumed that the edge of the katana is hard and the back soft. Anyone a metallurgist?
Jul
6
revised Blocking with a katana blade
More explanations.
Jul
6
comment Blocking with a katana blade
@Trevoke: I would indeed find this interesting. Question edited with my motivations...
Jul
5
comment Blocking with a katana blade
@Trevoke: Question edited.
Jul
5
revised Blocking with a katana blade
Edit after comment
Jul
5
asked Blocking with a katana blade
Jun
25
comment What would you do to handle a road rage fist fight?
How about not being an arse?
Jun
22
answered What can I do to improve my squat for judo throws during randori?
Jun
22
comment What can I do to improve my squat for judo throws during randori?
@Nathan: Super. +1, this is (now) a good question.
Jun
13
comment What martial arts cultural remedies are there to avoid and relieve soreness?
For those who know Eddie Izzard, he was doing an ice bath every day to avoid soreness. Also, there are plenty of medicinal data to support this. It is not anecdotal.
Jun
11
comment Ueshiba and Tomiki picture identification
@poepje: Thanks for that.
Jun
7
answered Are there good alternatives to wood for weapons?
Jun
1
comment Are Aikido movies on the internet helpful for beginners?
@smev & everyone who does not get my comment should check this definition...
May
31
comment Are Aikido movies on the internet helpful for beginners?
Aikido can be translated as the way of harmony therefore looking outside your school is bad and wrong and should never be done...
May
22
reviewed Approve suggested edit on internal tag wiki
May
22
reviewed Approve suggested edit on history tag wiki excerpt