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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.


Nov
23
awarded  Self-Learner
Nov
23
answered What rate should I be learning tai chi and qi gong?
Nov
21
reviewed Reviewed Mouth guard / gum shields - tips?
Nov
21
reviewed Reviewed Judo mats: any certification? what characteristics should one look for?
Nov
21
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Best weight lifting exercise to develop a Wing Chun chain punch
Nov
20
reviewed Reviewed Origin of the “pinyon” in Villari's Shaolin-Kempo-Karate system?
Nov
20
comment Origin of the “pinyon” in Villari's Shaolin-Kempo-Karate system?
Excellent answer. Thorough, provides context, well written. Thanks.
Nov
19
comment Cutting weight fast
"Don't Guzzle water like crazy right away, take your time to rehydrate or it'll go right through you" do you have a cite for that? It is the core of a persistent argument between myself and my sweetheart.
Nov
19
comment Why are firearms not part of the martial arts world?
Tachidori - removing the gun from the attacker. It is part of the goshin ho no kata - We tried to practice it Saturday, but we realized that nobody remembered the whole kata.....
Nov
18
reviewed Reject suggested edit on Rule 1: Cardio. What exercises are worth doing to increase cardiovascular fitness?
Nov
16
comment Why are firearms not part of the martial arts world?
Gun tachidori is included in one of our upper level kata - I can't remember which one right now. (It is a relatively obscure kata that we practice rarely).
Nov
16
comment Why are firearms not part of the martial arts world?
Our aikido school does train with rubber guns.
Nov
14
reviewed Reviewed How can I quickly regain focus during class?
Nov
9
reviewed Reviewed Conditioning after sick leave
Nov
9
comment Conditioning after sick leave
? is this a martial arts question? or is this a fitness question?
Nov
8
answered What is “seven star”?
Nov
8
asked What is “seven star”?
Nov
6
comment How dangerous is it to choke someone unconscious or to be choked unconscious?
I'll try and quiz the MD's in the dojo again on Saturday.
Nov
6
comment How dangerous is it to choke someone unconscious or to be choked unconscious?
When we teach chokes, we also teach a method to revive some one from choke. Please get training in this from someone qualified before trying it, but loosely speaking we seat the person on the floor, kneel behind them with a knee bracking their spine and gently pull the arms back to expand the chest. That isn't directly responsive to your question, but I'd want to know it if I were in your situation.
Nov
5
comment How dangerous is it to choke someone unconscious or to be choked unconscious?
@DaveLiepmann asks to what contradiction I refer. In an earlier post, I'd mentioned that MD's in my dojo claim to have seen evidence of brain damage resulting from chokeholds. I freely admit I'm not an MD and I don't pretend to have the knowledge to interpret or explain a brain scan. The article I cite in this answer contradicts the evidence I offered earlier. To my mind, that contradiction means that I should do further research. I did not intend to create this level of heat/fractious argument. I was just trying to be responsible about my earlier claim.