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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)


Aug
25
comment Krav Maga, is it 100% legal for defense?
-1 for ignoring the law, this will lead you straight to jail. +1 for using minimal force. This borders on a good answer...
Aug
16
comment Does Krav Maga have any roots of Aikido?
Welcome to the site! Could you provide some names and a reference to which style of Aikido they were graded in? This would make it a great answer. As it stands, it reads like "guy down the pub told me that..." ^_~
Aug
15
comment How do I keep a safe distance from potential threats without escalating the situation?
-1 as this is a terrible answer. It is just a link to some block called Geoff. We have no idea who he is, what he does, or what the video is about. Note that links are subject to rot so are no good without an explanation. So, no it does not help I am afraid. This could be a good answer but it needs expending.
Aug
14
comment What is Qi power and has it been proven to exist scientifically?
Qi has been scientifically investigated and was found to be little more than belief.
Aug
14
comment What is Qi power and has it been proven to exist scientifically?
Qi has been scientifically investigated and was found to be little more than belief.
Aug
13
comment Aikido jo-staff origins
@CraigConstantine: That opens a can of worms as to why uke does the things that uke does. With a blade at the end, most moves/counters makes sense. If there is no blade, things become a little more muddied. Of course, we both agree that both Aikido jo and Aikido bokken are tools to learn Aikido first and learn some cool wooden weapons skillz second.
Aug
13
comment Aikido jo-staff origins
I know that O'Sensei did teach bayonet during the second world war and I was thinking that it would be more likely than a spear (too short!).
Aug
12
comment Martial arts for building self confidence
Welcome to the site. There is a nice question in there. However, there are a few unclear bits: What do you mean by "spiritual peace"? By heavy, do you mean 180 pounds of muscles plus bone or do you mean coach lizard?
Aug
12
comment Elements of a good reverse punch
@nsawaya: You are most welcome. If I inadvertently changed your meaning, please do edit the post again.
Aug
12
comment Drills for reducing your natural “flinch” reaction
I am afraid that this reads like a lot of clever sounding jargon and buzz words. You give no description of what you do. For example: what does "protective SPEAR" means? Why the need for capitalised letters? In additions, a single method which can be used "in any attack scenario" is wishful thinking. Can you narrow it down a little? Would it protect against a fire arms ambush?
Aug
9
comment What are the purposes of martial arts forms?
-1 for kata don't have any 'real world' implication. +1 for the last paragraph.
Aug
9
comment What are the purposes of martial arts forms?
I am going to downvote this question. As it stands, it is confusing, borders of mythical mumbo-jumbo, and I cannot see what the answers drive at. I think there is a good answer buried in there but it needs refining.
Aug
6
comment How do I keep a safe distance from potential threats without escalating the situation?
@Jeremy: Aikido has randori, sometimes practiced against multiple opponents, which should help. If not, pick up a book on Shodokan Aikido -- I suggest the ones that either Nariyama or Allbright wrote and do some randori-ho. Tomiki's big drive was to develop mushin mugamae in Aikido.
Jul
31
comment Why are firearms not part of the martial arts world?
@TimothyAWiseman: Good comment. Master in anything takes time no matter what your skill is.
Jul
24
comment What exactly is Kalaripayattu?
[...] a person can kill or disable a person without any physical contact. This is bullshit unless you cheat: after all, bullets do not use a physical contact.
Jul
21
comment Suggestions after breaking ankle
You really should not trust utter strangers with your heath. Instead go and see a doctor that specializes in sport injuries. Oh and anecdotal evidence is no evidence at all...
Jul
8
comment What Kung Fu styles originated from Southern Shaolin?
In the case of lots of small answer, there cannot be a definitive answer. So, you are asking for list of things ranked by popularity. This is frowned up, see the FAQ.
Jul
5
comment What Kung Fu styles originated from Southern Shaolin?
Generally list questions are thrown upon on stackexchange. see the FAQ.
Jul
4
comment Was the Southern Shaolin Temple real and if so which location is valid?
The question is large in scope and could do with being broken down into several. However, it is a nice question! +1
Jun
27
comment What is Qi power and has it been proven to exist scientifically?
+1. Yeah, it does lack source. How can you prove that something does not exist? All you can do is test practitioners's claims of using spiritual energy. Every scientific experiment ever done to investigate magic, psicics, faith healers, homoeopathy, or any other mythical spiritual power always yielded negative results.