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Sep
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comment Aikido Forward Roll
This is a really good mental training tool for beginning rolls, +1!
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Sep
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comment Aikido ikkyo variations
oooo, got me there! :)
Sep
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Sep
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answered Aikido ikkyo variations
Sep
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comment Avoiding breath lockups
+1 for, among other things, "So step 1 is to trust that everyone in the room you are practicing has probably had this problem before, either in this or in another art". Five years into Aikido and I still have problems with breathing.
Aug
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comment Should political/religious discussions be allowed inside the training place?
Also there's a big difference between a sponsored dojo and a dojo that teaches ideology. They do not necessarily equate.
Aug
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comment Should political/religious discussions be allowed inside the training place?
Absolutely I oppose these, though I don't mean to say they shouldn't exist. I don't believe that any student should blindly follow their instructors, just as much as I don't believe instructors should require their students to do so. Also, I don't believe that such information is necessary for training; while it may lead to a deeper understanding of the art and its history/culture, it does not by necessity mean better technique (though of course it's possible).
Aug
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answered Should political/religious discussions be allowed inside the training place?
May
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answered What makes this seated Daito-ryu technique work?
Mar
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comment What exercises help to develop frontal leg speed?
Nice and thorough answer! +1 :)
Mar
23
comment What is a good defense against a rear naked choke?
@Dave, only a few times, and my opponent was never a high-ranked BJJ person. There were always cracks in their defenses that I could wiggle and break through. Not to mention my arms were always free to perform pressure point techniques. Granted, I only had a few mere moments, but I made those moments absolute hell for my opponent. :) I've gotten ears (nearly disfigured a good friend!), accidentally relaxed funny bones, knees and other leg points, I've gotten groin shots, elbow jabs at ribs, and a lot more too. Nobody's perfect, except maybe the best. And they don't spar. :P
Mar
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comment What exercises help to develop frontal leg speed?
"Speed has little to do with strength", very true, but only after a certain point. For many, an increase in strength will also increase their speed. But you're right; after that it's about minimizing movement and contraction, to perform the least number of necessary muscle movements as possible.
Mar
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answered What exercises help to develop frontal leg speed?
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comment Where do kneeling and bowing down in Kung Fu come from?
Though in general, the gesture recognizes that you are submitting and giving respect to the person to whom you are bowing, as at that moment they could cut your head off! :)