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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)


Feb
11
comment How do you prepare for the stress of a real self-defense situation?
I am not a lawyer nor do I play one on TV: Check with either your lawyer(s) or your friendly LEO before stating that "taking him out" is a legal thing to do. Everywhere I looked into it, it was not legal. 'nuff said.
Feb
11
comment How do you prepare for the stress of a real self-defense situation?
+1. We do raise to the level of our training. If becoming a street thug is your goal, then by all means learn to street fight. If your goal is to survive combat, then by all means learn how combat works.
Feb
11
comment How do you prepare for the stress of a real self-defense situation?
-1. If you either escalate or strike pre-emptively, you have become the aggressor and will no longer be covered by self defence. This means you might be arrested and if so, will have to defend yourself at a trial. Unless you are stupid, this will cost you a large amount in lawyer fees with no grantees of escaping jail. If you talk to the Police, your chances of escaping jail will be much reduced. Even if you stay on the right side of self defence, a punch can kill. Finally, individual are not bound by the same laws as countries so any comparison between the two is ludicrous.
Feb
7
comment Can you be immune to chokeholds?
I have no arm therefore I am immune to having it broken... </pedantic> ^_~
Feb
7
comment Proper way to take care of boxing gloves and wrist wraps after use?
Are you affiliates with Airloop? Your post can be read as either a genuine happy customer or as thinly veiled spam... It is hard to say.
Feb
5
comment Why do we train martial arts?
@DaveLiepmann: I honestly cannot find a way to ask "Why do you train" in a way that would fit SE without being a list of things, too broad, and so personal that no one answer would fit more than a few people unless platitudes are given. If you think you can, go for it!
Feb
5
comment Why do we train martial arts?
Losers, maybe. Trolling, most definitively: instead of a goal, I believe they were pointing to the road. Finding a goal is easy but walking the path is hard. Which is more or less what you are saying... Although, I am not sure you answered the question -- whatever the question was.
Feb
5
comment Why do we train martial arts?
I voted to close because your question is too broad and invites discussions. The latter is very much not supported by SE sites. This would make for an interesting conversation but this Q&A site is not the place for it.
Jan
15
comment Are there legal ramifications to being a trained martial artist?
Yes, I was referring to the state trouper. It makes more sense if he is part of your anecdote.
Jan
15
comment Are there legal ramifications to being a trained martial artist?
+1 for the first paragraph. -1 for anecdotal evidence and hear say.
Jan
15
comment Are there legal ramifications to being a trained martial artist?
I am not a lawyer, nor do I play one on TV. That said, I do not believe that a UN resolution automatically translate into the law of any country whether they signed it or not. A quick and dirty search shows that they are considered "recommendations" by article 10 and 14. Admittedly, that was from wikipedia which, as I said before, is not a reference. Still, it should be east to verify. Apparently Sergei A. Voitovich, International Economic Organizations in the International Legal Process, p. 95. Martinus Nijhoff Publishers, 1995. ISBN 0-7923-2766-7 has the meat of the matter.
Jan
15
comment Are there legal ramifications to being a trained martial artist?
Wikipedia is not a reference, the article does not reference anything to do with martial arts, and its link to the text is broken. Could you find the exact text of the resolution?
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.