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Dec
13
comment Finding my center (hara / t'an t'ien)
Find a really really good Tai Chi teacher - they'll fix that posture in a few weeks.
Dec
10
comment Are there good alternatives to wood for weapons?
Solid Aluminium? Not hollow?
Sep
6
comment What are good martial arts for aging bodies?
I second Tai Chi, but would drop Judo/Jujitsu, etc - particularly hard on the knee joints. Especially Judo.
Mar
27
comment Established “curriculum” for MMA?
No - as I said in the answer, I haven't seen the program in action. I only know the creator/instructor.
Feb
23
comment What's this posture called, and does it signify something
done - you just type in the tag you want (at least that's what I did)
Feb
22
comment What's this posture called, and does it signify something
I think this might be better named a "posture" - stance in my vernacular usually refers just to the feet and their positioning.
Feb
22
comment Correct usage of the title “Master”?
I think this and many other questions are accepting answers too quickly - Shihan(en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shihan) is a common Japanese title meaning Master and in Chinese Martial Arts Master is a quite common term.
Feb
7
comment How do I keep the bo staff from moving off centre as I train in twirling it?
Hey, a better way to find the centre is to hold the staff in between your index fingers and thumbs, with the palms of both hands facing each other. Slide both hands together slowly - they will meet in the centre point by weight. This is especially useful if your staff is uneven or has a weight on one end like a spear head.
Feb
7
comment What's the difference between Internal and External martial arts?
Hi Trevoke - see the first paragraph under history for a start: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neijia
Feb
6
comment What's the difference between Internal and External martial arts?
It's not controversial - it's actually well documented that the above answer is the origin of the terms. Does it reflect current meaning? Maybe not.
Feb
3
comment Going up on the ball of the foot for a front snap kick
How important is your own balance versus gaining a little bit of reach? It's a personal or stylistic choice.
Feb
2
comment What kind of damage can your hand get from holding the barrel of a fired gun when disarming it?
He's talking about a disarm technique - the pistol (or other firearm) is taken off the attacker. Difficult without a grip.
Feb
1
comment What's the difference between Internal and External martial arts?
Tai Chi is the only one I know of that is slow - Hsing I Chuan and Bagua Zhang are not usually done slowly. Hsing I in particular is quite fast!
Feb
1
comment What's the difference between Internal and External martial arts?
ouch, me too - anyone of the down voters prepared to comment?
Feb
1
comment Is practising techniques on both the left and right sides beneficial or detrimental to martial development?
Not really an answer, but I believe Kendo trains one side exclusively.
Feb
1
comment Are there legal ramifications to being a trained martial artist?
I understand that it's basically the same here in Australia - I believe it falls under the "reasonable person" test - "each person owes a duty to behave as a reasonable person would under the same or similar circumstances." The "reasonable-ness" of your actions in defending yourself is assessed by a jury.