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answered Why should I wear my gi with left side over right side?
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comment Choosing a Target When Cornered by Multiple Attackers
From a legal standpoint, you're always in a gray area with self-defense. Self-defense is an affirmative defense; you're acknowledging that you committed the act for which you're charged, but stating that exigent circumstances made the action necessary. First strike does not necessarily negate self-defense; it does make it harder to prove. Being surrounded, however, gives you a good defense.
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answered What is the best bo staff for an 8-year-old for competitions?
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comment how to overcome “freeze”?
Practice does not make perfect; only perfect practice makes perfect.
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comment Aikido Forward Roll
Aikido rolls are big rolls; the body is barely compressed, which allows you to rock up to standing very easily (Ninpo has tight rolls that keep you low to the ground, and bring you up into kneeling position before standing). In any martial art, strive to tuck your head as late as possible; you keep your eyes on your opponent as long as possible so you avoid being surprised. Think about making your arm to your hip a wheel. To do so, your hand will roll along its side, your forearm lowers until your elbow touches, then your upper arm, shoulder, then hip. Slow is smooth; smooth, fast.
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comment Where can I find or how can I make a tailored white dogi for women?
Any tailor can bring in the sides of a dogi. They are largely unisex.
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comment Octagonal vs round shaped staff weapons
We teach to think of a bo or jo as no different than a sword or a chain; you learn to lock with each, to tie with each, and, most relevant to your question, cut with each. Other claims I've heard are that it improves grip and durability; I've not looked into these claims much.