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Mar
6
answered How to avoid recoiling when someone pushes you?
Jan
31
awarded  Yearling
Jan
27
comment Continuously exhaling while attacking or blocking
I don't mean to de-rail this question (and since it's already answered, I'm not super worried), but I'm curious: if fully commit[ting] all of your breath or energy is a full yang technique, what constitutes a 'full yin technique'?
Jan
17
comment Self-defense against a bigger charging opponent
+1; as an aikidoka, I'd love to have an attacker charge at me. *rubs hands together* mmmm, yesssssss. (that said, if I were actually 'fighting' [and ignoring what that means], I would never stick to just Aikido - I'll be using whatever I can to win, thankyouverymuch!)
Jan
17
comment Self-defense against a bigger charging opponent
"If this person is a trained grappler, tap." I never though about this... +1!
Aug
13
answered Aikido jo-staff origins
Jun
4
comment What are the physical problems for a hard practitioner when he/she suddenly stop his Martial Arts workouts?
I like the question, but I agree that it could be worded in a less-speculative way.
May
21
comment Why drop the bokken vertical prior to a downstroke?
Here is a video of Saito Sensei performing bokken suburi. You can see the vertical positioning at ~7:15.
Mar
16
answered Are there any benefits to Sitting Seiza?
Mar
5
awarded  Critic
Jan
31
awarded  Yearling
Jan
24
comment Fighting styles that use a katana from the beginning
I practice/teach at an Aikikai dojo, and we have a weekly weapons class anyone is welcome to attend. But it's very stylized and, as @Sardathrion said, mostly serves to improve one's Aikido.
Dec
28
comment How to get rid of fear of fighting
related: martialarts.stackexchange.com/questions/241/…
Nov
30
answered How can I judge the competency of a teacher?
Nov
19
comment What rate should I be learning tai chi and qi gong?
Good Answer! And +1 in particular for "If you feel like that what you're doing in class is useless or isn't right for you, then you are always free to choose something else or go somewhere else."
Nov
16
comment Are any Martial Arts Reality Shows/Documentaries useful to watch?
I found Fight Science and Human Weapon nice for the physics breakdowns.
Nov
12
answered How can I quickly regain focus during class?
Oct
1
revised Livehand Locks for Training Purposes
added 160 characters in body
Oct
1
answered Livehand Locks for Training Purposes
Sep
17
comment Aikido Forward Roll
+1 for an awesome answer!