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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.


Oct
29
reviewed Close Endurance problems while practicing martial art
Oct
25
reviewed Reviewed Judo gis for lanky players?
Oct
25
comment The terms “form” and “sequence” in Martial arts
Could you provide some context? Are you seeing these terms used in some publication?
Oct
24
reviewed Reviewed What are the purposes of martial arts forms?
Oct
24
comment What are the purposes of martial arts forms?
While I agree with your point #1, I think a better answer would explain how they correct my mistakes. If my back is not straight, my form won't look right, but how will I see and correct that? (unless you're implying that the value of forms is as a part of coaching/instruction.) Similarly I think #2 is probably true, but I'm not sure I understand how that exercise helps. How does sparring from kata differ from sparring without kata? #3 is good. My teacher does this all the time; I may hate it, but it works.
Oct
24
comment Good music themes for Tai-chi
Welcome to MA:SE. Can you provide some examples of music themes you've found satisfactory?
Oct
23
answered “Spinning Block” Pattern Origination
Oct
22
revised What are the purposes of martial arts forms?
edited for flow, removed sentence fragments, linked thoughts
Oct
22
suggested suggested edit on What are the purposes of martial arts forms?
Oct
22
reviewed Reviewed Did Karate really originate in the Okinawa region of Japan?
Oct
22
comment Did Karate really originate in the Okinawa region of Japan?
Like @Sardathrion, I'd like to learn more of the research.
Oct
19
comment How do I find out what are the laws on edged weapons in my country?
@Sardathrion, I'm skeptical that it can be de-localized. How would you do it?
Oct
18
comment How do I find out what are the laws on edged weapons in my country?
I think this is an interesting question, but not a good MA:SE exchange question - the answer is (a) intrinsically local, since the answers apply only to one country and (b) the skills/techniques involved are legal research, not martial arts.
Oct
17
answered Is kickboxing or boxing particularly dangerous?
Oct
17
comment Is kickboxing or boxing particularly dangerous?
I would find it very difficult to answer this question. What do you mean by "dangerous"? Are you asking about the incidence of minor injuries (bruises, jams, sprains) or about the incidence of major long term injuries? e.g. dementia pugilistica? When you say "kickboxing" which of the many different rulesets do you mean?
Oct
16
answered Ju-jutsu vs Jiu-jitsu?
Oct
12
reviewed Reviewed What are the purposes of martial arts forms?
Oct
12
comment What are the purposes of martial arts forms?
Do you have a source for the hidden techniques? (I agree with you, and I've been told this, but I have always wanted a source/citation).
Oct
10
reviewed Reviewed Why is Krav Maga expensive?
Oct
10
comment Why is Krav Maga expensive?
That's a very interesting assertion; I don't doubt it, but I echo @JohnP's request for more details, because it would help me to understand something about Krav Maga. Reference/resource would also make it more responsivev to the OP.