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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.
Jul
7
comment What are the starting points for learning Tae Kwon Do?
@randomblink You are right that a SE question isn't for the place for discussions, but that's what chat is for. Every SE site has a chat room. Feel free to use that if you'd like to discuss your problem in more detail.
Jul
7
comment Are Peyton Quinn's books appropriate for a 19 year old or are they beyond my level?
Did you mean 'expands' in that last sentence?
May
9
comment What techniques would be effective in Zero Graivty?
@Sardathrion I agree it is an interesting question, but I feel it is not very suitable for any SE site. How are we going to determine what's the best definitive answer? As you said yourself, there's most likely no one who has any experience with this. All answers are best guesses.
May
9
comment What techniques would be effective in Zero Graivty?
This question appears to be off-topic because it is about a hypothetical situation. To quote a text from the help center avoid asking subjective questions where …"you are asking an open-ended, hypothetical question: “What if ______ happened?”
Apr
23
comment How should a BJJ practitioner run?
I was told the same thing by my athletics coach years ago. Running long distances or doing lots of repetitions during weight-lifting (without emphasis on speed) improves your endurance but also has a negative impact on your maximum speed/explosiveness. It's ok to do this in an off-match period, but training in a match-period should focus on speed and technique. I have to admit I've never investigated if there is any scientific evidence for it.
Apr
11
comment What are good martial arts for aging bodies?
Shouldn't this be a community-wiki question? It is basically a list question.