Martial Arts Stack Exchange by Kiwix

Q&A for students and teachers of all martial arts

Most popular questions

68 How do you prepare for the stress of a real self-defense situation? 2012-02-01T15:33:48.483

54 How dangerous is it to choke someone unconscious or to be choked unconscious? 2012-01-31T22:35:43.797

48 Which martial arts focus on self defense? 2012-02-01T16:16:48.257

45 Is weight training useful in martial arts? 2012-02-01T11:24:26.220

39 Is practising techniques on both the left and right sides beneficial or detrimental to martial development? 2012-01-31T23:01:43.163

33 Is it true that most fights end on the ground? What is the evidence? 2012-08-08T06:36:27.827

32 Why do martial artists "shout" in the execution of a technique? 2012-02-07T14:28:49.437

31 What are the purposes of martial arts forms? 2012-02-02T16:32:56.247

30 Are there legal ramifications to being a trained martial artist? 2012-02-01T02:39:40.823

30 What martial art should I start with? 2012-02-13T16:42:26.357

28 Drills for reducing your natural "flinch" reaction 2012-02-02T18:54:35.013

26 How did the colour belt ranking system originate? 2012-02-16T13:13:38.613

25 What martial notation systems exist for describing techniques in writing? 2012-02-01T00:13:36.460

24 How do I practice judo throws on my own without a partner? 2012-02-01T03:40:09.363

24 What does the closed fist covered by open hand signify? 2012-02-09T15:36:44.537

24 What are good martial arts for aging bodies? 2012-08-29T18:53:37.067

23 How can I respectful​ly raise concerns about class difficulty level/teac​hing style at my club? 2012-02-13T17:28:11.710

22 Are martial arts suitable for a busy, IT professional? 2012-07-25T08:55:03.900

22 Self-defense against chainsaw attack 2013-09-13T06:08:44.397

21 What is a good push-up routine to build punch strength? 2012-02-10T15:01:07.023

20 Does ninjutsu qualify as a martial art? 2012-01-31T22:44:09.033

20 How can I become a good training partner 2014-08-26T09:09:53.133

19 What's the difference between Internal and External martial arts? 2012-02-01T09:10:13.390

19 What's the most effective way to discipline students (particularly juniors)? 2012-02-01T11:16:28.723

19 Why are firearms not part of the martial arts world? 2012-02-03T15:24:17.750

19 How do I increase hip flexibility for round kicks? 2012-02-03T19:57:57.390

19 To what extent do (should) judo and BJJ overlap? 2013-06-05T19:18:48.203

19 How can one practice well alone? 2013-07-16T18:31:23.873

18 Good exercises for higher side kicks? 2012-02-01T06:59:45.990

18 Is Static Stretching Before Practice Beneficial, Harmful, or Something In-between? 2012-03-11T20:57:35.583

18 Is it good to practise punching a wall? No place for punching bag 2012-12-31T08:57:42.787

18 Is it possible to learn Martial Arts (Kung Fu in my case) effectively without sparring? 2014-12-12T13:45:17.123

17 What kind of damage can your hand get from holding the barrel of a fired gun when disarming it? 2012-02-02T01:56:26.213

17 Has Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu been recognized as a form of Jiu-Jitsu in Japan? 2012-02-06T16:46:18.823

17 Wearing a fitness tracker during a martial arts session 2015-02-16T14:03:05.740

16 What are the differences between ITF and WTF Tae-Kwondo? 2012-01-31T23:58:00.763

16 What is a good age to introduce children to a martial art? 2012-02-01T15:33:34.957

16 What do I need to keep in mind when picking a martial art as a bouncer? 2012-02-06T16:53:58.623

16 Should I train differently to spar guys who are bigger than me? 2012-02-07T23:35:38.703

16 Have any Kung Fu styles established a formal connection to the Shaolin Temple? 2012-02-08T22:34:07.850

16 How can one maintain or rekindle discipline and passion in martial arts? 2012-02-12T04:27:48.573

16 How do I improve my attack speed? 2012-04-27T12:35:45.767

16 What are the advantages of using a vertical fist for punching? 2012-12-15T09:46:41.683

16 Are Aikido joint locks harmful to children? 2014-08-07T08:55:20.563

16 Does size matter? 2016-05-25T18:32:06.277

15 Exercises to improve balance when kicking 2012-02-01T08:52:53.270

15 What exercises are safe (or not) for total beginners? 2012-02-01T10:17:35.813

15 What characteristics should I look for in a sensei? 2012-02-01T16:22:56.363

15 What are good exercises for building grip strength for judo and BJJ? 2012-02-04T03:18:10.500

15 Mouth guard / gum shields - tips? 2012-02-06T20:55:15.370