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Jan
28
comment What are the main uses of aikido in self-defense?
+1, a very good answer to a very bad question. However, there is no such thing as "Tomiki Aikido". Tomiki did create a system of teaching Aikido that involves an element of competition called Shodokan Aikido.
Jan
27
comment Close quarter's defense: when you stand face to face with an attacker
Clearly, we are on the same page. ^_~
Jan
26
comment What's the difference between Internal and External martial arts?
-1, a very naive answer.
Jan
26
comment Close quarter's defense: when you stand face to face with an attacker
+1: deescalating, -1: preventive strike, +1: legal disclaimer! The last paragraph deserves more emphasis.
Jan
22
comment Self-defense with hemiphlegia
Just a grain of salt on tools: please check with your lawyer that said tools are legal to carry for self defence. Some might not be and might get you on the wrong side of law. I am not a lawyer nor do I play one on TV so talk to a real one.
Jan
21
comment Self-defense with hemiphlegia
-1. This does not answer the question at all! How can someone with limited use of one side of their body benefit from Chin na?
Jan
19
comment Boxing - how to make a blunt “charging” of a heavier opponent, unaffordable for him?
@WayneInYak: Thai boxing does have leg kicks and is "boxing"...
Jan
12
comment Overcoming fear/anxiousness and dealing with pain
-1. This is a confused answer and needed editing.
Jan
5
comment Martial arts with a torn anterior cruciate ligament (ACL)?
I am afraid that we are not a forum but a Q&A site devoted to martial arts. First, your answer (as this is one) does not answer the question asked. Second, even if you were to ask this as a question, it would be off topic since it's about medicine and not martial arts. Thirdly, I encourage you to look at our help centre.
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. ^_~