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Martial Arts - I have had 8 knee surgeries over my 58 years. I am very interested in taking martial arts for health, strength, and self-defense. What types of martial arts would be good for me?

i think you would need to ring around the martial arts clubs and let them know what you have had done and pick the one you think is going to give you the right training and look after you.
1/23/2022 3:51:36 AM • Martial Arts • Answered on Jan 23, 2022
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A small monastery island

A large industrious parrot.
3/21/2019 7:42:36 PM • Martial Arts • Answered on Mar 21, 2019
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What types of weapons are used in Karate?

The weapons that are used in Karate are: Bo Staff, Nunchako, Sai, Tonfa, and Kama. For more detailed information on these weapons, check out this website: http://www.livestrong.com/article/25014-type-weapons-used-karate/.
12/7/2017 8:01:41 PM • Martial Arts • Answered on Dec 07, 2017
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Korean martial art similar to Karate ;literally art of hand and foot fighting

You're thinking of Taekwondo: Tae = Foot Kwon = Fist Do = the way, or art of...
11/12/2017 8:15:07 PM • Martial Arts • Answered on Nov 12, 2017
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I would like to learn martial arts

Then you need self defense training not karate. Karate is martial art art being the key word here, it's useful for self-defense but often is more of a hobby, way of keeping fit. you don't want a jogging buddy to help you prepare for a marathon. Most karate styles will be thought for months before you'll be allowed to fight, sparring will not provide you with real life situations that you may want to protect yourself in and you'll not be able to aim to cause harm, to another student wearing single layer of thick cotton.
9/7/2017 8:38:22 PM • Martial Arts • Answered on Sep 07, 2017
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What is the Chinese Straight Sword?

The Chinese Straight Sword (Jian) is called the "gentlemen of all weapons" in Chinese Martial Arts. It is a double edged sword that's been used for over 2,500 years. In the old days these swords were one handed, but in today's Chinese martial arts there are also two handed swords. The average sword weighs between 1.5 and 2 pounds. The Jian looks like this: http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/7/73/Jian_%28sword%29.jpg.
3/14/2017 6:31:44 AM • Century Martial... • Answered on Mar 14, 2017
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Legs hurting a lot

Maybe they've been pushed too far is my guess. I think they might need some rest.
2/22/2017 9:05:51 PM • Martial Arts • Answered on Feb 22, 2017
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How to make a ninja star

start with metal and cut the shape ( there is many shapes ,4 pointed star , 5 pointed etc ) heaver ones fly long distance and have power when they hit the target lighter ones can penetrate deeply into closer targets but lack accuracy for longer distance so after you pick what type you want to make as in 4 or 6 shaped ones and also the lightness you need to cut out a template in the metal that you will use , hacksaw , grinder , etc after the rough shape is cut you will need to file down and bad spots and make the points sharp also giving each star point a knife edge thats just about it , you can also use 4 small kitchen knifes removing the handles and drilling a hole through each knife so that they can be joined together using a rivet or small nut and bolt giving you a easy way but similar product , also a spiked throwing tool in the same shape is easy to make and gives a good result
2/10/2017 11:53:57 AM • Martial Arts • Answered on Feb 10, 2017
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How to choose a martial arts training centre in toronto?

Yes you can usually sit and watch most martial arts while they go through that particular nights training keeping in mind if that style suits you . the variety in the different styles and teaching methods varies greatly , so I suggest do a bit of searching on line youtube is a start and it has many many vids to watch and can help you with the sort of system that you favor , next will be looking in you area for someone that offers that style and thats where you can sit in and watch .here is some things to consider......is the training method a realistic one ? just doing carters or the form behind the system will bore you and not give you the opportunity to have a person attack you and defend and counter , you will have to train for at least one to two years before you can get street effective depending on the teaching and style and most people on average dont last 6 months before quitting , I am also of the opinion that its not so much as one style is better than the other but more of who can execute their style more correct therefore making them the better martial artist ,I picked Ninjutsu to train in ( Togakure Ryu under Grandmaster Hatsumi ) and enjoyed it very much reaching 4TH degree Black Belt and also instructing , while many of my other friends were involved in other styles, we were all working in security and clubs etc and had respect for each other regarding what martial art we trained in .You do need a intelligent school owner to train under not just a sheep , one that has their pupils best interests at heart ,meaning realistic training , giving you value for your dollars spent ,keeping training as safe as possible ,sharing all knowledge when appropriate and not with holding particular aspects of the style or keeping you in the dark ,If your instructors have a open mind then they to will see that other systems also have merit, these things are not the technical side of martial arts but can make for a great instructor or a poor one . the rest is up to you go and find one enjoy the journey and spiritual growth and empowerment ! best of luck
2/10/2017 11:34:08 AM • Martial Arts • Answered on Feb 10, 2017
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What food do amphibions of martial arts love

it would have to be insects of all sorts
2/10/2017 11:32:17 AM • Martial Arts • Answered on Feb 10, 2017
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Where can I get a weapon from

sports stores make your own
11/27/2016 2:19:27 AM • Martial Arts • Answered on Nov 27, 2016
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What is a Bokken?

A Bokken is a wooden sword that's used in Japanese martial arts (like Kendoo, Aikido, and Kenjutusu) for both competitions and training. Here's an image of how it looks like: http://bowendragon1.fatcow.com/store/page2.html
8/19/2016 3:46:46 PM • Martial Arts • Answered on Aug 19, 2016
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Is Jade Helm for real?

I found this while typing jade helm on Google: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/checkpoint/wp/2015/09/14/remember-jade-helm-15-the-controversial-military-exercise-its-over/
6/30/2016 8:14:02 PM • Martial Arts • Answered on Jun 30, 2016
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How to get the black belt

1. Join a martial arts location.
2. Warm up and stretch before engaging in physical activity.
3. Perfect basic kicks and punches.
4. Remember poomses, katas, etc. when you learn them because they might show up on a black belt test.
6/30/2016 8:08:01 PM • Martial Arts • Answered on Jun 30, 2016
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From the time I take my first martial arts class, approximately how long will it take me to become a black belt?

This will require a lot of training on your behalf. Graduation from bely colors is very dependent on your discipline. Many martial arts experts would determine from the beginning it will require a minimum of 1600 hours of intense training.
4/19/2016 7:07:04 PM • Adidas Martial... • Answered on Apr 19, 2016
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How many years will it take me to graduate from black belt Dan level 1 to level 2?

To move from level 1 to level 2 in Dan grading will take about two years.
3/7/2016 4:16:57 AM • Adidas Martial... • Answered on Mar 07, 2016
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How many years will it take for me to move from a 7th Dan black belt level to a 10th level master?

For each level (7 through 10) you should expect to spend around eight years of intense training.
3/7/2016 4:14:14 AM • Adidas Martial... • Answered on Mar 07, 2016
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What's the best weapon in martial art?

There isn't one, every weapon has its own advantages and disadvantages and you should choose the right one for you, the one that will suit your needs and skills. I personally favor nunchakus because they allow me to control my rival give me the exact space between my rival so he's out of reach.

1/26/2016 10:56:51 PM • Martial Arts • Answered on Jan 26, 2016
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