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comment How do I determine which pieces of wood I can safely attempt to break with my fist?
I am truly impressed with knowledge and the way it was presented. +1.
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awarded  Critic
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comment Dropping weight before a MMA fight
very interesting. Do you know of any study on the long term side effects of cutting so much weight in such a short period of time?
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awarded  Supporter
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comment How likely is serious injury in martial arts practice?
Hmm, yes, putting it in this way, I agree with you: you right, the person needs to want to train; thanks for the upvote. Perhaps I should edit my answer to reflect what we have established???
Feb
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comment How likely is serious injury in martial arts practice?
True, but when you put this proposition forth you are assuming that the person training has the same goals as you do. I understand that you are very focused and take it seriously: Martial Arts is really important in your life and as such I agree, sparring is fundamental. However someone else's priority might be safety above all, for whatever reason. They might enjoy practicing the techniques without necessarily wanting to become fighter, and as such, for this person who praises safety first, sparring does not become fundamental. Importance becomes subjective.
Feb
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answered How likely is serious injury in martial arts practice?
Feb
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comment What is the best way to determine board-breaking ability?
@Dungarth "but it's not enought to assess board breaking ability". I have to admit you are right. I did not see the full picture and perhaps drew a too hasty opinion about it: you have added some new to my day. Thanks for that.
Feb
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comment What material should be covered in a rape-defense course?
@dmckee I could not agree more. In fact I would risk saying it might take even longer to enter this frame of mind which is another reason why this should receive more attention than throwing 200 combos against your shadow on a day. So why do you think traditional Dojos still overlook this? If I had 5 days to run a rape defence course, I would spend the first 4 on predator/prey psychology and situation awareness and one day in physical aspects, making sure I'd make the students aware that these "physical" techniques would be useless if not practised regularly.
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awarded  Teacher
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revised Start attacking instead of blocking while sparring
added 44 characters in body
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comment What is the best way to determine board-breaking ability?
I did mention that this wasn't really answering the question: however my point was that it is not by the board itself you measure someone's ability but by other factors which I mentioned. But I admit and accept happily the DownVote :-)
Feb
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comment What material should be covered in a rape-defense course?
very good point @DaveLiepmann.
Feb
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answered What material should be covered in a rape-defense course?
Feb
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answered Start attacking instead of blocking while sparring
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awarded  Editor
Feb
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revised What is the best way to determine board-breaking ability?
re-phrasing of the 'angry animal' bit.
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answered What is the best way to determine board-breaking ability?