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Jun
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comment Until one has mastered a martial art, is one actually more vulnerable to attack than before training began?
Aikido: Yes, it is true that it take longer to become proficient than in some other arts. Ueshiba even stated that you should have degree of competence in another art before starting Aikido but, as we know, he was somewhat mental -- said with the uttermost respect. However, we start sparring at the first session: just get out of the way of the strike for now. So, we do train to avoid from the zeroth hour.
Jun
26
comment Left handed Japanese sword techniques
In Aikido, we do sometimes do the sword kata on the left and/or in decreasing order. However, this is always to train your brain to do things differently and not "historically accurate".
Jun
26
asked Left handed Japanese sword techniques
Jun
26
comment Why a Samurai always wore katana on the left side?
What do you mean by "Samurai schools"? Samurai were a class, you were either born into it or promoted into it. Samurai was never a degree you could get some any schools.
Jun
26
comment Why a Samurai always wore katana on the left side?
Where did you read that sword schools in Japan (I assume that's what you mean by "Samurai schools") did not care about eft hand or right handedness? As far as I am aware, there are no left handed sword schools in Japan.
Jun
25
comment Aikido kotegaeshi
Hum, not sure if the gif helps or not...
Jun
25
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Jun
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Jun
22
answered Aikido kotegaeshi
Jun
18
comment what kind of gym work out is necessary for a Tae kwon do learner?
@DaveLiepmann: Changed the reason for closing... Does it read better?
Jun
18
comment what kind of gym work out is necessary for a Tae kwon do learner?
I'm voting to close this question as off-topic because a fitness export would provide a better answer than a martial art expert. There's a fitness stack exchange site where this might be more appropriate. It is a good question, I think it does not fit well here.
Jun
11
comment Karate Kata for those recently given birth
Did she have a c-section or an episiotomy or any other surgery while pregnant? Where there any complications that might be relevant?
Jun
10
comment Does playing judo increase the likelyhood of one getting brain injuries?
Anyone knows how many people in Japan practised judo between 1983 till 2009? If we knew that, we could tell what the death percentage was. I suspect it will be very small indeed...
Jun
10
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Jun
10
answered Does playing judo increase the likelyhood of one getting brain injuries?
Jun
10
comment would this combo of MAs be well rounded or no?
As it currently stands, this question invites opinions and discussions. It cannot have a "best" answer as there are too many factors. What problem are you trying to solve here?
Jun
9
comment How to win a street fight without putting anyone's life in danger?
That first sentence nearly got you a down vote. The rest is good.
Jun
9
comment How to win a street fight without putting anyone's life in danger?
-1. Source: Micheal Yon's Danger close, chapter 1: One punch, one dead. Sure, this is just one such event and thus statistically insignificant. To get actual medical data, you should look at the Journal of Trauma: Out of 17,453 persons admitted, thirty-eight people (0.2%) died of their injuries. So, unlikely but still something you want to worry about.
Jun
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Jun
8
comment How to win a street fight without putting anyone's life in danger?
We are a community run site. No question is closed without lots of people looking at it. What I think might not be reflected from everyone else. I just tend to leave comments so that OPs can improve their questions/answers.