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bio website budo.markcwallace.net
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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.


Jun
24
reviewed No Action Needed What are good martial arts for aging bodies?
Jun
20
reviewed Reviewed Why do different shapes of bokken exist?
Jun
18
reviewed No Action Needed Is learning different forms of martial arts dependent on the size and weight of a person?
Jun
5
reviewed No Action Needed How do i fix my Berimbau?
Jun
4
reviewed Close What are the physical problems for a hard practitioner when he/she suddenly stop his Martial Arts workouts?
Jun
3
reviewed No Action Needed How to improve speed and footwork?
May
28
reviewed No Action Needed Is there any documentation of newaza in Fusen-Ryu?
May
23
comment What makes this seated Daito-ryu technique work?
Probably - that is my understanding. My only reservation is it makes it sound like I know what I'm talking about, and that's always dangerous.
May
23
comment What makes this seated Daito-ryu technique work?
I'm not sure whether you replied before I finished my edit. These are koryu, which means they aren't done to be pragmatic. (The pragmatic stuff is in the junana hon kata).(overstating for simplicity). Most koryu techniques make... contrived assumptions about ukes attack and intent, and if the uke isn't trained to actually follow that script, you get the phenomenon you described "jump for sensei". Koryu is like a sonnet. Sonnets are written within narrow, artificial guidelines, not for pure pragmatism. Koryu are designed to teach concepts, not pragmatism. (IMHO)
May
23
revised What makes this seated Daito-ryu technique work?
added 863 characters in body
May
23
comment What makes this seated Daito-ryu technique work?
Could you give us a time mark on the video? You said "a few seconds" but the video is 10 minutes long.
May
23
comment What makes this seated Daito-ryu technique work?
Upvoting @DaveLiepmann's question, because I think it is insightful. This is an interesting discussion because we're polarized, and I appreciate the effort to narrow the discussion to a very pragmatic, answerable question.
May
23
comment What makes this seated Daito-ryu technique work?
If nage turns wrists inward and upwards, then if uke unlocks the elbows, uke is unable to exert any force on nage. To unlock the elbows, uke has to disengage from nage, which nullifies the attack. (The goal is to nullify the attack, not to complete the throw.) I'm struggling to write that more clearly - I'm not sure that explanation passes muster. I can no longer get into seiza, but perhaps I can persuade a classmate to work with it this weekend, and perhaps I'll find a clearer way to explain it.
May
23
answered What makes this seated Daito-ryu technique work?
May
21
reviewed Reviewed Why drop the bokken vertical prior to a downstroke?
May
20
reviewed Reviewed Martial art for a complete newbie - can i learn on my own?
May
17
awarded  Yearling
May
8
reviewed Excellent What is Fa-jin?
May
8
reviewed Needs Improvement Measuring the foot when buying Tabi (and giving the size using the japanese convention)
May
8
reviewed Satisfactory Training while exhausted