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I'm currently studying Tomiki Aikido under Dr. Yoji Kondo, although I started in Yoshinkan aikido under Helton-Sensei. I'm also studying Taiji under D. Gilmer at StillwaterTaichi I'm informally studying jo and bokken.


Sep
30
awarded  Explainer
Sep
12
comment Best to learn for self defense: Wrestling, Boxing, or Jiu Jitsu
The How to Ask is pretty clear that "What martial arts system is "best" or if art A is better than art B (not constructive)" is out of scope. "best" depends on the assumptions you make about the environment, the opponents skill, motivation and characteristics, weapons, the presence of innocents, and a host of other factors. Practice the one you enjoy the most.
Sep
11
answered Is grabbing or manipulating the nose potentially an effective attack?
Aug
28
comment How can I become a good training partner
At some point you may want to look around and see if you can find another club that is more welcoming. That isn't always an easy option, but I think we need to recognize that fundamentally this isn't your problem; your training partners aren't behaving in a mature fashion.
Aug
28
revised Best karate book
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Aug
28
comment Best karate book
The answer will inherently be ephemeral. Tomorrow (and every day after that) someone will publish a karate book. And the best book for learning Tang Su Do might not be the best book for learning Isshinryu. The best book for a beginner will not be the best book for someone who has studied three other related arts. The best book for a 98lb 78 year old marathon runner with arthritis won't be the best book for a 210lb weightlifter with a history of ACL tears.
Aug
26
comment How can I become a good training partner
Splendid question and I really like the way you phrased it. Alas, this isn't an art I practice, so I can't offer any useful advice.
Aug
13
comment What is the biggest force ever produced by an impact from the human body?
I'm not sure this fits within the guidelines in How to Ask; I don't know how you define "most powerful", or why "on tape"?
Aug
7
comment How popular are the different styles of Aikido?
How would that information be useful? And wouldn't the answer be intrinsically localized? (not arguing, just exploring)
Aug
7
comment How popular are the different styles of Aikido?
And it will neglect all the "independent", unaffiliated, etc. I begin to wonder if those outnumber the "affiliated" schools.
Aug
6
comment What are good martial arts for aging bodies?
Why is that true of BJJ and not of any other art? Many arts emphasize technique over strength.
Aug
5
comment What are good martial arts for aging bodies?
OP is concerned about knee joints, not about joints in general. Aikido can be safe for knee joints.
Aug
5
awarded  Excavator
Aug
5
revised What are good martial arts for aging bodies?
added 9 characters in body
Jul
25
comment What is “seven star”?
Is there evidence that the name of the Taiji stance is connected to qigong? What is an ST9 point?
Jul
25
comment Slashing vs thrusting (bladed weapon vs pointed weapon)
I invite you to test your theory that a spear is ineffective against a lightly armored foe. "long stick" is ineffective as a slashing weapon too.
Jul
24
answered Teaching ukemi to children
Jul
22
reviewed Leave Closed It makes sense to develop explosive forward movement?
Jul
22
reviewed Looks OK Good sources on using sticks for grappling/locks?
Jul
22
reviewed No Action Needed What are good martial arts for aging bodies?