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Jul
10
comment What is a fast way for a beginner to experience qi unambiguously in their own body?
-1. This does not even come close to using the scientific method. What is your hypothesis? What is your controlled repeatable experiment? What are your expected measurable results? How are you going to filter bias? How are you going to use a control group? This question reads like a thinly veiled attempt at quackery promoting the existence of qi/chi.
Jul
10
comment What is a fast way for a beginner to experience qi unambiguously in their own body?
-1. Do 30 minutes of exercise (cardiac and weights) a day for six months and eat more healthily: Feel the difference. Do no exercise and eat McDonald food for six moths: Feel the difference. Did I "prove" Qi/Chi? In addition, this does not follow any scientific method whatsoever: no clear hypothesis, no control group, not repeatable, no expected results...
Jul
3
comment More dirty tricks in Ju Jitsu compared to other martial arts?
Do not accept an answer too soon. I tend to leave it for 24hours at least so as to encourage others to write their own answers.
Jul
3
comment More dirty tricks in Ju Jitsu compared to other martial arts?
Someone teaching to actively do long lasting harm to somebody else is likely to get you on the wrong end of LEO should you ever use it. Please see a defence lawyer in your local for more details.
Jul
2
comment Are McDojo fees worth it for a good school/instructor?
WOW, those fees are high!...
Jun
30
comment Should my body type influence my choice of martial art to learn?
+1. That is a very vehement statement. In addition, your statement about modifying a style if a person is disabled is spot on and should be highlighted.
Jun
29
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
22
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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
revised Does playing judo increase the likelyhood of one getting brain injuries?
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