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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)


Jan
5
comment Can i do judo or jiu-jitsu even if I have braces?
Do not seek the advice of strangers on the Internet with regards to medical conditions: Talk to medical professionals. Your orthodontist should be able to answer (or at least research) said question.
Jan
2
comment What did Dai Longbang mean by Qi?
First, I genuinely laughed because that paper is such a brilliant collection of quackery. Second, there is no such thing as a chinese scientific paradigm. The scientific method does not differ based on your skin colour, your gender, or physical and temporal locations. Finally, thank you for the ad hominem attack.
Jan
2
comment What aspects of health does form-based tai chi improve?
If a, and b are positive integers then a+b > a. So, comparing something to nothing of course yields a better result. Once you know that, a lot of alternative medicine "trials" are easily dismissed as confidence tricks.
Jan
2
comment What aspects of health does form-based tai chi improve?
A useful link (but not enough for a whole answer) is Edzard Ernst's Tai Chi is based on strange concepts but is it helpful? blog post. Here be evidence based medicine.
Jan
2
comment What did Dai Longbang mean by Qi?
Thank you, that "paper" made me laugh. It's awesome in all respects! ^_~
Jan
2
comment What aspects of health does form-based tai chi improve?
-1. While historically interesting, this does not answer the question. There are no health benefits to believing in one mythical thing over another: it's all placebo effect.
Jan
2
comment What did Dai Longbang mean by Qi?
+1 for pointing out that one can be right about one thing and utterly wrong about another. -1 for unprovable mythical chi/qi being something real.
Jan
2
comment What's the difference between Internal and External martial arts?
-1, chi is mystical mumbo jumbo.
Jan
2
comment What is Qi power and has it been proven to exist scientifically?
-1. Yet more mystical mumbo jumbo, utter ignorance of what science is, and cult mentality.
Dec
17
comment Martial art without exam and secrets
@SteveWeigand: What you describe is a text book McDojo. It sadness me to hear about those...
Dec
17
comment Martial art without exam and secrets
Okay, slightly different reading of the question but yours is valid. ^_~
Dec
17
comment Martial art without exam and secrets
Boxing and Greco-Roman wrestling do have a sport element as far as I know.
Dec
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Dec
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revised Addressing martial artists of another style
Tag change, a few typos, and some formatting.
Dec
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answered Addressing martial artists of another style
Dec
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comment Martial art without exam and secrets
-1. The question is not badly formulated but its fundamental assumptions are all wrong: Without testing yourself, you have no idea whether what you have learned works.
Dec
12
comment What is the name of this style of Karate (maybe?)?
That's a godan grading! Words fail me... Whatever style it is, stay as far away from it as you can!
Dec
10
reviewed Approve Please tell me the correct way to sit seiza
Dec
4
comment How to deal with unfair judges
Life is pain, highness. Anyone who says differently is selling something. -- William Goldman.