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Apr
6
answered Is there one traditional way of tying your belt in aikido?
Mar
11
comment How can I deal with the impressive number of charlatan teachers in Italy?
I still don't get what's the real question being asked here.
Mar
10
comment When doing Aikido practice why should the attacker adapt to the defender?
because it's easier.
Mar
10
comment How can I deal with the impressive number of charlatan teachers in Italy?
not a real question. this question just seems an attempt to solicit debate. Also, asking for good teachers in a whole country is overbroad other than matter of personal opinion.
Feb
20
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Feb
17
comment What's the real difference between Ikkyo omote and Nikkyo omote?
Hello Tomas, thank you for your answer. But my question is more specific: kata tori ikkyo/nikyo omote. Not other forms (shomenuchi, ura waza etc)
Feb
15
comment How can one practice spear-hand strikes, while still knowing you got the technique right?
Bruce Lee investigated the same thing and you can find some conditioning exercise in his books. (I don't have them here, so cannot really read and report)
Feb
14
answered How does one mentally push past pain in training?
Feb
12
comment How does one mentally push past pain in training?
You may want to clarify your needs. The art you practice and the actual problem with pain.
Feb
10
answered Benefits of a formal senpai/kohai relationship within an Aikido dojo
Feb
8
comment What are the ankles good for, relative to stance work and mobility?
As for footwork: take a stance, bend both the ankles so that you lower your position. Then bend the front foot's ankle even more so that your toes rise and your heel not. Advance the front foot while focusing of keeping your toes high and land the feet heel first. It's not different from the usual step practiced in Taichi and - i believe - Bagua.
Feb
8
answered How do you ease someone over 40 back into training after many years absence?
Feb
8
comment How do I increase hip flexibility for round kicks?
I'm not a good kicker, so I'm not providing this as an answer. If I were in you I'd train flexibility alone in the home, doing the correct form of kicking at the height you can reach (waist). Do it slowly and confortably and have something to rest your feet against at the end of the movement (a wall, a door), before moving your leg back.
Feb
8
answered What are the ankles good for, relative to stance work and mobility?
Feb
7
answered Why do martial artists “shout” in the execution of a technique?
Feb
7
answered What are the classical/canonical books for Aikido (all styles)
Feb
7
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Feb
7
accepted What's the real difference between Ikkyo omote and Nikkyo omote?
Feb
6
revised What's the most effective way to discipline students (particularly juniors)?
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Feb
6
comment Which martial arts focus on self defense?
I mean "I'm not sure about that"