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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
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.
Oct
10
reviewed Reviewed Origin of the “pinyon” in Villari's Shaolin-Kempo-Karate system?
Oct
10
comment Origin of the “pinyon” in Villari's Shaolin-Kempo-Karate system?
This answer corrects the spelling and confirms some of the memories, but it doesn't provide any real "insight" - what is the function/purpose of the pinions? Are there any resources that would provide more information?
Oct
9
comment Transitioning between similar arts
Re-reading the question, I now understand why Aikido was called out, but I don't seem to be able to edit my prior comment.
Oct
9
answered Transitioning between similar arts
Oct
9
comment What are the signs *not* to train at a specific school?
I strongly agree with "Realistically most people don't need to train martial arts to defend themselves as most people won't be attacked anyway, so what I want out of effectiveness doesn't necessarily apply to someone else, but the bottom line is that training martial arts should not be worse for your personal safety and well being than not training martial arts." - I think that is far more important than mat color; I don't quite understand why mat color makes a difference.
Oct
9
comment Transitioning between similar arts
I'm not sure that is a useful/productive characterization of aikido. I am perhaps biased in that my instructor is adamant that effective technique is more important than adherence to doctrine, but I'm not sure it is useful to call out Aikido as preferring form over function.
Oct
5
comment How does one progress from tai chi push hands to free-sparring?
Commplex patterns can include partner exercises like "split vertical circle" and one with a more complex chinese name that I can't recall, but essentially trades the active role in ward off/rollback/press/push. Good answer @trevoke
Oct
5
comment How does one progress from tai chi push hands to free-sparring?
Excellent answer.
Oct
3
revised Livehand Locks for Training Purposes
Clarification in response to R. Ashe comment.
Oct
2
answered Livehand Locks for Training Purposes
Oct
2
comment What is the best martial art for reducing back pain and stress while increasing my fitness?
Thanks - that helps me to understand. I googled Luta Livre in the hopes of including a link in your article, but there doesn't seem to be a link that can reasonably be called authoritative. Wikipedia mentions it in the context of submission wrestling, but has no source. Having said that, +1 for reference to Lucha Libre, which gave me a laugh.
Oct
2
revised What are the applications and principles of this particular seven-star mantis stance?
"wikified" the link.
Oct
2
revised What are the applications and principles of this particular seven-star mantis stance?
removed material that was of questionable relevance.