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Jan
17
comment How a woman can teach martial art for men?
Welcome to Martial Arts. Although I appreciate your feedback, you answer doesn't seem to really answer the question. Why would other men feel uncomfortable taking classes from a female instructor?
Dec
26
comment Video evidence of Aikido applied against a resisting non-aikidoka?
It's not life footage so I won't post this as an answer, but the video mentioned in this answer is interesting. An armed-robber was disarmed by an Aikidoka with only 3 months experience.
Dec
14
comment How useful is a grappling dummy, when you don't have a live training partner available?
Welcome to Martial Arts! Can you please elaborate on how useful they are. Are they only useful as 'good aerobic exercise'? In that case you can do weight-lifting instead.
Nov
14
comment Soft/Energy drinks effects for tae kwon do players
Can you back up your claim with references?
Sep
23
comment What is the application for tai chi's single whip?
@MikeOConnor Please note that you've used a different account to edit your original answer. I think it would be best if you ask a moderator to merge both accounts.
Aug
1
comment Do you take supplements like protein when you train in Martial Arts?
I'm voting to close this question as off-topic because there is no single objective answer and it has little to do with Martial Arts (it's more about nutrition)
May
18
comment What are good martial arts for aging bodies?
"...serious injury if not done correctly" wouldn't this apply to all martial arts? If not, which one would you recommend?
Mar
29
comment What glasses can I wear for martial arts training?
Welcome to Martial Arts! We discourage link-only answers here because links tend to break and then your answer becomes worthless. Please explain in your own words why this would be a good option for the OP.
Mar
8
comment What would be a good gym workout for a Muay Thai fighter?
Thank you for your explanation. You may want to add this to your answer (by clicking on the 'edit' button below it).
Mar
7
comment Pain and if it can be eased in a fight
Related question Overcoming fear/anxiousness and dealing with pain and How does one mentally push past pain in training?
Mar
7
comment What would be a good gym workout for a Muay Thai fighter?
Welcome to Martial Arts! I agree with your answer, but could you explain why the OP needs to stretch the muscles (after training)?
Feb
5
comment What is the oldest martial art?
The wiki article refers to the 'Discovery Channel' with a link that doesn't exist anymore. I don't think it is worth much as proof.
Feb
2
comment What style to do?
Welcome to Martial Arts SE! I don't really understand your first sentence. Could you please clarify?
Jan
22
comment What does the closed fist covered by open hand signify?
It seems there are multiple interpretations and 'thank you' is certainly one of them. However as stslavik also mentions in his answer, it's also a Chinese greeting often used in Martial arts called 'Bao Quan'
Dec
26
comment How to build a Gi checker?
Wouldn't this question be more appropriate on Home Improvement SE? Or does the construction require specific martial arts knowledge?
Dec
24
comment Defending against an aggressive and heavier opponent
I think TimothyAWiseman is saying that de-escalation or retreat should always be your first choice. Revert to fighting only if there are no other options.
Dec
12
comment What is the name of this style of Karate (maybe?)?
Even though the style is rather questionable, I don't think we should revert to name-calling here. Can you please change the question's tag?
Oct
6
comment Which martial art would minimize hand injury?
@SteveWeigand I disagree. This question is about minimizing the risk of injury to the OPs hands. The question you are referring to is about not using one hand. The latter doesn't help a piano player, because he/she would need both hands to play.
Sep
22
comment Best to learn for self defense: Wrestling, Boxing, or Jiu Jitsu
Welcome to Martial Arts! On this site we expect all answers to answer the posted question in a factual manner, preferably backed-up by references.
Aug
7
comment How popular are the different styles of Aikido?
@MarkC.Wallace I'm interested in how popular Aikido styles are world-wide, so IMHO the answer isn't localized. It now seems likely that these numbers do not exist, so I'll settle for rough estimates or data on specific countries/regions, but I agree that will make the question (more) localised. My rationale for asking is that it can be a (minor) factor in choosing a particular style.