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Top new questions this week:

Should I speed up my breathing or slow down my tai chi?

I'm trying to learn tai chi by watching videos. (Sorry, I know it's probably not the best way!) I'm a slow breather (about 6 breaths per minute), and the tai chi exercises I'm trying to learn say to ...

asked by Tim Gradwell 4 votes
answered by user5881 2 votes

To what extent does height give an advantage in any type of fight?

Last month Sylvester Stallone posted this picture in Twitter with the caption Just in case you forgot how tall Ivan Drago was. The man was a walking eclipse ...

karate boxing kung-fu kicking  
asked by D_S 1 vote
answered by Juann Strauss 8 votes

How to "man up" to begin a martial art?

I am planning to begin to taekwondo but I have seen this video. Yes, being the person that stands in the video is great but I guess that one cannot be that person without first being the guy that ...

training tae-kwon-do teaching  
asked by Utku 1 vote
answered by Juann Strauss 4 votes

Greatest hits from previous weeks:

What does the closed fist covered by open hand signify?

This motion shows up in some styles of Karate (opening movement of several Shotokan kata - Bassai Dai, Jiin, Jion, Jitte) and some Kung-Fu styles. What does it represent?

bowing application  
asked by Zephyr 20 votes
answered by stslavik 18 votes

What are good solutions for MMA training with half long hair?

I basically always cut my hair right at the moment when they start getting into my eyes when training. Now I want to try and grow my hair to a half long - long hairstyle. There are some solutions I ...

training grappling mma  
asked by Bart Burg 7 votes
answered by Dave Liepmann 8 votes

Junior BJJ belts transformation when one becomes adult

Junior BJJ belts are different from adult ones, I wonder how they will be transformed when junior becomes adult So let's say I'm 15 and have Orange belt, when I will be 17 should I start from White ...

brazilian-jiu-jitsu belt  
asked by Sergei Guk 7 votes
answered by Annoys Parrot 5 votes

What are good martial arts for aging bodies?

I'm not getting younger, and my weight will always be at least 200lbs. The martial art I'm studying is not kind to my joints. A particular problem is the flying kicks, one of which is featured in my ...

self-defense medical-advice  
asked by Berin Loritsch 21 votes
answered by Mark C. Wallace 15 votes
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