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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
15
comment Why are traditional karate gi's white?
no worries. ^_~ I've edited your answer to reflect the comment.
Nov
14
comment How to safely harden the inner thigh
First, you are asking about medical advise -- see I'm worried about possible health effects[...] and Are there any long term negative health effect[...]. Second, the assertion that "[...] a doctor will not be able to tell about the mid-long term effects of training." is wrong. Yes, a doctor should be able to tell you of negative effects of injuries. You might have to find a doctor that specialise in sport and sport injuries for more up to date information but any medical doctor will be able to tell. They are certainly more qualified that random strangers on the Internet.
Nov
14
comment How to safely harden the inner thigh
-1, are you seriously asking for medical advise from the Internet? +1, for your last question (3) which is interesting.
Nov
13
comment Yang tai chi breathing (when to inhale/exhale)
@Tominator: I would strongly suggest you asked the teacher for the why. Depending on how and what his answer is, it should give you an indication.
Nov
12
comment Can I be bulky and fast at the same time?
Vote to close: The general hypothesis of the question is provably false. The only way the question would be valid is asking how a bulky person be become fast and/or flexible. However, that is a different question -- which should be asked I hasten to add!
Nov
12
comment How did the belt system color develop?
The not washing your belt is an urban myth that even a slight knowledge of Japanese culture (or any other culture for that matter) can prove as utter rubbish. A variation (still utter rubbish) is the dying the belt with darker and darker colours.
Nov
12
comment Why are traditional karate gi's white?
White is the colour of death in Japan. I have never heard of it as a symbol of purity apart form Victorian England with respect to wedding dresses. Do you have references?
Nov
11
comment Breakfalls in competition
+1 for the differentiation of shiai and randori... I should have mentioned that in my answer.
Nov
10
comment What is the Most Effective Discipline to Learn for Absolute Beginners
@GµårÐïåñ: You are most welcome.
Nov
5
comment How to defend against dog attacks?
Please let me know if my edits to your question are fine. I tried to make the question a little more focused. Clearly, weapons are a trivial answer and thus I specifically removed those.
Nov
4
comment How do I keep a safe distance from potential threats without escalating the situation?
-1, Jedi training only works in the Star Wars universe...
Nov
4
comment Which martial arts focus on self defense?
-1, there might be a good answer in there but currently it is an incoherent rant.
Oct
29
comment Training multiple arts at the same time.
-1, this reads like incoherent ranting... What is your point?
Oct
28
comment What is the name of the figure using flags performed by Adam in Mythbusters episode 209?
This question appears to be off-topic because it has nothing to do with martial arts.
Oct
25
comment What is the most effective martial art in a street fight - no weapons?
@stslavik: perhaps although this could end up as a hundred questions of the format: How does X martial art deal with street fights. Not necessary a bad thing but...
Oct
24
comment What is the most effective martial art in a street fight - no weapons?
I still think it is a bad question for all the points I raised before...
Oct
24
comment What is the most effective martial art in a street fight - no weapons?
Is your question What is the best martial art or arts that one needs to know to survive street fights?... If it is, I have a good answer for you.
Oct
23
comment What is the most effective martial art in a street fight - no weapons?
BTW, please take my comments in the best possible helpful light you can shine of it. They are meant that way, even if they do not read that way... ^_~
Oct
23
comment What is the most effective martial art in a street fight - no weapons?
Even with the edit, I am afraid that this remains a bad question: (i) street fighting generally involves weapons, (ii) street fights are rarely one on one, (iii) the three position types remain candid at best, (iv) you still give your answer to your question thus inviting arguments, (v) "most effective" is ill defined and primary opinion based. I feel that you are either trying to troll or that there is a more fundamental question you have. I hope and assume the latter: what is the problem this question is trying to solve?
Oct
22
comment What is the most effective martial art in a street fight - no weapons?
Actually, both of you are far off. The most effective martial art is gun fighting: easy to train, effective at a distance, and far more likely to make your attacker flee without resourcing to a fight... ^_~