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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.


Dec
26
answered What characteristics should I look for in a sensei?
Dec
26
comment What characteristics should I look for in a sensei?
This question should be considered along with martialarts.stackexchange.com/q/1504/457 and martialarts.stackexchange.com/q/80/457 and martialarts.stackexchange.com/q/1615/457
Dec
19
reviewed Reject suggested edit on Are there good alternatives to wood for weapons?
Dec
18
reviewed Reviewed What's the difference between Internal and External martial arts?
Dec
18
comment What's the difference between Internal and External martial arts?
Interesting set of analogies, and a different perspective on the question, but I'm not sure that I agree with you. I'm not sure that this matches my experience in either Aikido or Taichi. And as @MattChan suggests, a summary of the boxing clip would have helped.
Dec
17
reviewed No Action Needed Where can I go to order cheap grappling mat(s) for beginners?
Dec
14
reviewed Reviewed Good exercises for higher side kicks?
Dec
14
reviewed Reviewed How does one better execute kick then punch combos when the legs are significantly longer than the arms?
Dec
9
reviewed Reviewed Can I start martial arts after a minor disc herniation?
Dec
7
revised Is kickboxing or boxing particularly dangerous?
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Dec
7
comment Is kickboxing or boxing particularly dangerous?
Point taken. Answer updated
Dec
5
awarded  Citizen Patrol
Dec
5
comment Injury during training session, after 2 months still feel the pain
I'm not sure that this question belongs in MA:SE. You're asking for medical advice, not the advice of an experienced martial artist. You may wish to consider revising the question to highlight martial arts (for example, "What BJJ techniques will not strain my metatarsals?", or "How can I adapt my BJJ training to compensate for an injured wrist?").
Dec
5
reviewed Reviewed How can I speed up the recovery of a bruised leg?
Dec
5
reviewed Reviewed “Aikido is first and foremost BUDO”
Dec
3
revised How dangerous is it to choke someone unconscious or to be choked unconscious?
Updated with new information at the rquest of @Dave Liepman
Nov
30
reviewed Reviewed Aikido Forward Roll
Nov
26
reviewed Reviewed What are good exercises for building grip strength for judo and BJJ?
Nov
24
comment What is “seven star”?
Thanks - this should have been an answer, rather than a comment. I'll look for Wu Ying-Hua's book.
Nov
23
awarded  Self-Learner