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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)


Nov
18
comment Training martial arts in china
Finally, not an answer at all but someone in a very similar position as yourself wrote a book about his experience: Matthew Polly's American Shaolin. While the name and cover are kitsch, the book is good.
Nov
18
comment Training martial arts in china
I edited your post slightly to make it a little more clear. Let me know if I erred.
Nov
18
comment Training martial arts in china
Welcome to the site. Generally we do not do well with localised questions. However, I believe this one is one of the few good ones.
Nov
17
comment Aikido yonkyo grip
Welcome to the site. I edited your post slightly for spelling and remove your signature as there is no need for one on this site.
Nov
17
comment Frequent ribcage injuries, is this normal?
+1. Thanks! This makes it a much better answer.
Nov
12
comment Frequent ribcage injuries, is this normal?
-1 for chiropractors as they are quacks, Edzard Enst
Nov
5
comment What did Dai Longbang mean by Qi?
This is just a guess: Might it be an attempt to explain a mystical force as a manifestation of physical properties?...
Oct
29
comment What's the outcome when there's a double knockout?
Welcome to the site! An interesting question but it borders on asking for a list... Narrowing it by style might be better. Are there actually any examples of that happening?
Oct
29
comment Style vs instructor
Just to make sure, the scary teaching has nothing to do with the instructor being female. It has to do with her being new at teaching. The same is true of men. Do I really need to say that?...
Oct
23
comment Are any Martial Arts Reality Shows/Documentaries useful to watch?
-1. This does not answer the question at all. First, it talks about Burn Notice which is fictional instead of a documentary that the question is asking about. Second, it reads like a endorsement of Miller's books which again have nothing to do with TV documentaries on martial arts.
Oct
23
comment How do I increase hip flexibility for round kicks?
-1. Neither reasons nor evidence given as to why this is a good idea.
Oct
22
comment How to improve speed, strength and condition for Kyokushin karate?
It is generally good practice to wait at least 24hours before accepting an answer. It encourages others to add their own.
Oct
14
comment Practical knife defense stance
Welcome to the site. While an interesting story (+1), it remains anecdotal (-1) and thus not evidence for general cases. Plus, it does not really answer the question... We are a question and answer site, not a forum. Could you edit your answer to focus on answering the question, maybe using your own personal experience?
Oct
9
comment Is it allowed in Muay Thai to throw a cartwheel kick with your standing leg when the other is held?
I think that doing Capoeira in a Muay Thai match would only result in your being disqualified or penalised...
Oct
9
comment Is it allowed in Muay Thai to throw a cartwheel kick with your standing leg when the other is held?
A few problems: Allowed by whom? Legal under what law(s)? Reasonable in what context? ... What problem are you trying to solve?
Oct
9
comment Preferring BJJ concepts over Technique?
At the moment, this looks like spam... I really not it is not that you will edit your answer.
Oct
8
comment Boxing vs karate for self-defense?
Good answer overall but I would emphasis that self defence is not limited to fighting. Although, that might be just me... ^_~
Oct
8
comment Boxing vs karate for self-defense?
-1. This read like almost (but not quiet) a Gorilla vs. Shark. Also, "real life situation" is so vague as to be meaningless. Self defence is not street fighting.
Oct
3
comment Holding Thai pads safely
Can you tell us which specific pads you use? What type of kick? Also, a photo of your hands while holding the pad might help.
Oct
3
comment Holding Thai pads safely
Welcome to the site. This is a nice question indeed.