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answered What is the best bo staff for an 8-year-old for competitions?
Apr
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answered Choosing a Target When Cornered by Multiple Attackers
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Sep
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comment how to overcome “freeze”?
Practice does not make perfect; only perfect practice makes perfect.
Sep
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answered how to overcome “freeze”?
Sep
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Sep
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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.
Sep
17
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.
Sep
12
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.
Sep
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comment Aikido ikkyo variations
+1 for option-laden tabulation. :)
Sep
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comment How do i fix my Berimbau?
Frankly, you're better off replacing the verga. Any patching you do to wood will create a weakness adjacent to the patch and will change the resonance and elasticity of the wood. I can't say how significant this will be, but the next time you restring it, it'll probably crack again anyway; you're just delaying the inevitable.
Sep
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Sep
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reviewed Approve Why drop the bokken vertical prior to a downstroke?