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Oct
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revised Livehand Locks for Training Purposes
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Oct
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answered Livehand Locks for Training Purposes
Sep
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comment Aikido Forward Roll
+1 for an awesome answer!
Sep
17
comment Aikido Forward Roll
This is a really good mental training tool for beginning rolls, +1!
Sep
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revised Aikido ikkyo variations
added 44 characters in body
Sep
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revised Aikido ikkyo variations
consistent deliminator
Sep
7
revised Aikido ikkyo variations
cleaned up table and added extra info re: @MarkCWallace's comment
Sep
7
comment Aikido ikkyo variations
oooo, got me there! :)
Sep
6
awarded  Editor
Sep
6
revised Aikido ikkyo variations
added mention of training style
Sep
6
answered Aikido ikkyo variations
Sep
2
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
16
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
16
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
16
answered Should political/religious discussions be allowed inside the training place?
May
15
answered What makes this seated Daito-ryu technique work?
Mar
23
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
23
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
23
answered What exercises help to develop frontal leg speed?