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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)


Mar
7
comment What is the best martial art for reducing back pain and stress while increasing my fitness?
Back pain... Do see a doctor about it as well and ask if whatever activity you are doing is not going to make it worst.
Mar
2
answered How effective is practicing a martial art strictly outside of a dojo for beginners?
Feb
23
comment What are some good sources to remind me of the order of Bassai kata?
IN that case you may not get anything... I would suggest making written notes and/or take a video of you and your sensei doing the kata.
Feb
23
comment What are some good sources to remind me of the order of Bassai kata?
What style/art are you practising?
Feb
23
answered Why doesn't aikido have kicking techniques?
Feb
23
comment Why doesn't aikido have kicking techniques?
-1 Aikido does have atemi and attacks. For example, ikyo/ikajo/oshi taoshi (same techniques, different names) can be initiated by tori as a shomen uchi strike that uke blocks. Tori then can apply the technique on uke's elbow which is now in the "right" place.
Feb
23
comment Correct usage of the title “Master”?
history.stackexchange.com/questions/1447/…
Feb
23
comment Are students with disabilities tested differently?
If you can find a way for them to be able to avoid non-grabbing attacks, I would be interested in finding out how. BTW, it does depend on the level of blindness the person has. Of course, you can test those methods by just putting on a blind fold... Maybe inviting accidents there.
Feb
23
comment Correct usage of the title “Master”?
You are most welcome.
Feb
22
comment Correct usage of the title “Master”?
Asking for more sources on history.stackexchange.com/questions/1447/…
Feb
22
answered How to overcome fear to jump?
Feb
22
comment Correct usage of the title “Master”?
Talhoffer is described as having the title of Maister in the Fight Earnestly book. I do not speak German so cannot point to the exact line in the text but the pdf can be found here: thearma.org/pdf/Fight-Earnestly.pdf Hope this helps.
Feb
20
comment How do I coach her mindset to better suit karate competitions?
+1 Very interesting question. Personally, I compete to learn more about the art I practice thus I do not tend to focus on winning. Would this help her?
Feb
20
answered Are students with disabilities tested differently?
Feb
20
comment Bokken and Jo Kata book
Ah, sorry. I meant that the kata will vary between styles of aikido: yoshinkan, shodokan, aikikai, iwama, ki, etc... all will have different versions of the 31 and may others. Shodokan has a 6, 18, 21 and 31 for example.
Feb
20
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Feb
19
comment Bokken and Jo Kata book
All the kata will depend on which style you do.
Feb
16
comment Are there musical instruments which, when practiced, noticeably increase martial arts skills and performance?
@Trevoke: Sure. :)
Feb
16
revised How did the colour belt ranking system originate?
Added judo.....
Feb
16
answered Are there musical instruments which, when practiced, noticeably increase martial arts skills and performance?