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
9
comment Preferring BJJ concepts over Technique?
The linked post doesn't really answer the question, so I don't see a point in keeping it. It is a comment on Jonathan Eunice's answer.
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.
Mar
20
comment Which is the best way for learning Wing Chun?
But is watching videos a good way to learn Wing Chun?
Feb
11
comment Weapons in taekwondo?
If you add this comment to your answer, your answer will be much better. Just click on 'edit' below your answer text.
Feb
10
comment Weapons in taekwondo?
Why is TKD no the best way to learn weapons? And what is it about Escrima that makes it better?
Feb
5
comment Why do we train martial arts?
I agree with Sardathrion. Interesting question, but as it is too broad and basically a list question. Better suited to be discussed on chat
Jan
23
comment Self-defense against a bigger charging opponent
Welcome to Martial Arts! I think you forgot a few words in your last 2 sentences. What exactly is it you are trying to say there? Also, can you give examples of aikido moves (names) that may help in this case?
Jan
13
comment Is stretching with a partner beneficial, dangerous, or both?
Related question: 'Is Static Stretching Before Practice Beneficial, Harmful, or Something In-between?