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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)


Jan
13
comment What's the difference between Internal and External martial arts?
Any technique that involves abruptly changing the direction of movement such as in full or partial resitence randori. For example, all the hontai no tsukuri leading to atmi waza and in hiji mochi no tsukuri leading to whatever technique you wish to apply.
Jan
6
comment How should I look for an “open” tournament near me?
This question appears to be off-topic because it is about local events.
Dec
13
comment Origins of Shorinji Kempo
You have three different questions thus you should ask three questions instead of one. Also, can you tell us why the wikipedia page and associated source do not help?
Dec
9
comment How many (and what) things have I failed to do if I get into a fight?
I found out that the more useless the martial arts school, the bigger the emphasis is on fighting rather than running away. It's all down to personal experience I guess... ^_~
Nov
27
comment Getting my (do)gi white again
Yes, the emblems will be bleached as well unless you remove them first. You could do some clever bleaching in a bucket but that will leave you with a yellowish halo around the emblems.
Nov
27
comment Getting my (do)gi white again
Nine circles has some (okay, they are Aikido gi...) for €50ish... Note that I am only affiliated with Nine Circles as a customer.
Nov
27
comment Getting my (do)gi white again
€150 seems really high for a Judo gi. Most of the ones I get are around £30/40...
Nov
25
comment How to defend against dog attacks?
-1. Advocating getting injured is crazy.
Nov
18
comment Why are traditional karate gi's white?
Do you have a reference for that?
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...