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Why Do Pressure Points Work Differently Against Different People?

In Hapkido we do a great deal of training with various pressure point techniques. These include pinches that hit a nerve (e.g., on the inside of the leg or on...

Asked on 10/22/2021 by David H. Clements

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What does it take to get a black belt in Taekwondo?

I'm a software engineer basically but have been practicing taekwondo since 2-3 months. I just wanted to know what it takes to get a black belt? ...

Asked on 10/22/2021 by vhadalgi

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Gloves for longsword sparring

In my club, most of the people use Red Dragon gloves for sparring with steel longsword. According to the company's own description, these gloves are not designed for that purpose,...

Asked on 10/22/2021 by kifli

3 answer

Getting more comfortable sitting in 正座 (seiza)

We often end up sitting in 正座 (seiza) for some time during class. This is much longer during demonstrations and gradings....

Asked on 10/22/2021

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What are the physical requirements for Sumo wrestlers? No exposing six-packs?

Having seen many pictures of Sumo wrestlers on the web, I have not found ones who expose their six-packs or ones who have appearance as follows. ...

Asked on 10/22/2021 by Stupid Is As Stupid Does

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Defending legs with a sword

When defending your legs while using a two-handed sword (longsword, zweihander, etc), what are the advantages and disadvantages between blocking low vs voiding your legs and counter-attacking? (Disclaimer: I understand...

Asked on 10/22/2021

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Why do federschwerten have a schilt, when longswords don't?

The federschwert, often called a feder is the training weapon for the longsword - in the same way that the foil is the training weapon for the smallsword. ...

Asked on 10/22/2021 by walrus

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Where can I learn about HEMA shields?

I've spent a some time searching for a manuscript that covers things like fighting with large shields like kite, heaters, tower, etc., but I can't find anything. Where can I...

Asked on 10/22/2021 by Elijah Gottler

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Translators at the Shaolin Temple

I want to train in the Shaolin Temple for a year, but I'm afraid I won't be able to communicate there. So, are there a lot of foreigners training in...

Asked on 10/22/2021 by Luc Momber

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Soft Taekwondo introduction for other people

I was wondering what kind of exercise would be good to introduce a few Taekwondo techniques to other people, for example, colleagues during a company annual meeting, or similar conferences....

Asked on 10/22/2021 by Daniel Reis

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