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Top new questions this week:

Self-defense with hemiphlegia

I'm searching for a combat-technique that can be executed with only one arm and only one quick leg. Since I've become hemiphlegic two things changed: everything I knew about or/and had the skills ...

self-defense self-training impaired  
asked by Maksim 4 votes
answered by Bankuei 2 votes

Greatest hits from previous weeks:

How bad is kickboxing for your brain?

I'm not asking for medical advice, I'm just asking this out of sheer curiosity: To me it seems that kickboxing is the best kind of workout I could get, nothing else gets me in shape quite as quickly ...

sparring health kickboxing  
asked by user474 8 votes
answered by Dave Liepmann 17 votes

What strength and conditioning exercises are used in tai chi?

Nearly all martial arts have some form of supplemental strength and conditioning exercises. Karate has hojo undo, boxing has road work, Brazilian jiu-jitsu has ginastica natural. These can be more ...

strength tai-chi  
asked by Dave Liepmann 7 votes
answered by Wudang 1 vote

How do I increase hip flexibility for round kicks?

In the process of doing a round kick, or roundhouse kick, you need to turn your kicking leg over, to be perpendicular with your body. When I do this I loose significant height on my kick and can ...

kicking flexibility  
asked by Swift 12 votes
answered by stslavik 11 votes

How to defend against dog attacks?

I was wondering what would be the best way to protect yourself against a dog attack. I am interested to know what unarmed options there are on the following scenarios: Against a single rabid dog. ...

defense  
asked by Michael 5 votes
answered by slugster 6 votes

Self-defense against chainsaw attack

Is there any "style" or self-defence that teaches techniques against chainsaw attack. E.g. if somebody attacks you like this video I don't now how to defend myself. Either I could run away or attack ...

weapons self-defense  
asked by Derfder 10 votes
answered by stslavik 14 votes

Defence against Wing Chun

What is the most effective defence against a Wing Chun practitioner? I know Wing Chun features punching quite heavily and has a very efficient defence itself but I am interested to know how to ...

wing-chun defense  
asked by Rich M 4 votes
answered by Steve Weigand 10 votes
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