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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.


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
May
8
reviewed Satisfactory Mawashi Gheri Vs Dollyo Chagi
May
8
reviewed Excellent What can i practice to remove tension from my movements
May
8
reviewed Satisfactory Impact of being smaller(shorter arms) and how to overcome this
May
8
reviewed Satisfactory Are there any benefits to Sitting Seiza?
May
7
reviewed No Action Needed What are the possible signs some has lost consciousness when being choked?
May
6
revised How to adapt kote hineri against a larger opponent?
added 204 characters in body; edited title
May
5
comment Who was the first female judoka?
I have edited the question into three questions. (I've dropped the fourth on sexism in aikido until I find a way to make it objective and not an invitation to discussion. I think it is vital, but perhaps a bad fit for SE). Note that some of the comments above were made prior to the edit and may now appear unrelated.
May
5
asked How to adapt kote hineri against a larger opponent?
May
5
asked Who were the first female aikidoka?
May
5
revised Who was the first female judoka?
deleted 1880 characters in body