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comment Filipino martial arts question and teacher respect
It sounds like talking about it to others is the solution to a lot of problems people are having. I wonder if it is the thing adults do to avoid problems⸮
Jul
29
comment Boxing Gloves & Punching Technique
Boxing first appeared as a formal Olympic event in the 23rd Olympiad (688 bce) and might be considerably older. This fresco describes young boxers from Akrotiri in Greece using gloves around (c. 1500–900 BC). Its history is vast. You need to narrow your time frame at the very least.
Jul
29
comment Boxing Gloves & Punching Technique
What concrete problem are you trying to solve? As it stands, the question might be a little over broad as a full answer might be several pages long.
Jul
27
comment Do you take supplements like protein when you train in Martial Arts?
"As always, check with a doctor before you change your diet or exercise regimen." This should be emphasised and bold. Overall, this is a very good answer.
Jul
27
comment What is the best way to improve my conditioning for martial arts
Surly you answered your own question: "The conditioning for Martial arts are a mix of strength, resistance and speed." Do that. Am I missing something?
Jul
24
comment Are there any effective Kung Fu fighters in MMA?
This answer is in need of editing! As it currently stands, it is confusing and lacks references but it could be a really good answer.
Jul
24
comment Are there any effective Kung Fu fighters in MMA?
Welcome to the site.
Jul
22
comment Weapons in taekwondo?
Welcome to the site. This is a nice answer but lacks references. If you were to add some, it would be a great answer.
Jul
21
comment Do ninja follow the bushido?
This needs sources! Just because I am interested in seeing those primaries sources as well...
Jul
16
comment Will training Muay Thai affect my BJJ skills?
Your friends statements lack a reason as to why Muay Thai would affect BJJ. Without said reasons, we cannot state whether they are correct or not. I suggest either adding those reasons or remove that part of the question. I even lean towards the latter as it is not necessary for the question to be a good one.
Jul
15
comment What is a fast way for a beginner to experience qi unambiguously in their own body?
@CortAmmon: There are no topics at the fringe of science. Science is a method to understand the world. 'nuff said.
Jul
14
comment How painful is it for professional fighters to get hit
@CortAmmon: I think your comment would make a fine answer. You could even gauge the perceived pain on the pain scale.
Jul
14
comment How painful is it for professional fighters to get hit
@MattLerner: I believe the question to be different enough so that it merits different answers. Although, they should be linked.
Jul
14
comment What statistics are there or whether Qi is metaphysical or physcial
Anecdotal evidence is worthless. The definition for qi is deeply rooted in myth. Religious facts and qi energy exercies both define it as a mystical life energy. A simple Google search can provide you with plenty of people that "believes it is metaphysical".
Jul
14
comment What is a fast way for a beginner to experience qi unambiguously in their own body?
@CortAmmon: Anyone is welcome to believe whatever mythical paradigm they chose. Believe, by definition, is accpecting something as true without evidence. If one is asking for evidence for their mythical paradigm, then they have to obey the scientific method or be labelled a fraud.
Jul
14
comment What is a fast way for a beginner to experience qi unambiguously in their own body?
If qi is nothing but biomechanics/neuromechanics, then we should use correct term: either biomechanics or neuromechanics. If qi is something else, then what is it? If you cannot define it, then it is useless to name it. Furthermore, one cannot create an experiment without (at least) a clear hypothesis of what you are trying to validate.
Jul
13
comment What is a fast way for a beginner to experience qi unambiguously in their own body?
"What I am mainly trying to point out you should feel something and be able to personally verify that certain exercises produce particular feelings" -- So any feeling you have either while doing or after exercise is "qi"? All that can be explain without referring to a mythical energy thus rendering qi either utter non-sense or a catch all term for "you have exercised".
Jul
13
comment What is a fast way for a beginner to experience qi unambiguously in their own body?
-1, no definition of Qi, using mystical explanation for something that is easily explained by bio mechanics, and flawed experiment.
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...