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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
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.
Oct
2
suggested suggested edit on What are the applications and principles of this particular seven-star mantis stance?
Oct
1
reviewed Reviewed What is the best martial art for reducing back pain and stress while increasing my fitness?
Oct
1
comment What is the best martial art for reducing back pain and stress while increasing my fitness?
I've never heard of it before; do you have a link to any references or additional information? (+1 for the phrase "when practices respectfully".)
Oct
1
revised What are the applications and principles of this particular seven-star mantis stance?
Slight edit based on an excellent comment.
Oct
1
comment What are the applications and principles of this particular seven-star mantis stance?
Thank you Ho-Sheng Hsaio - good correction.
Oct
1
revised For a total beginner, is tai chi a good start?
added 250 characters in body
Oct
1
answered For a total beginner, is tai chi a good start?
Oct
1
answered What are the applications and principles of this particular seven-star mantis stance?
Oct
1
reviewed Reviewed For a total beginner, is tai chi a good start?
Oct
1
comment For a total beginner, is tai chi a good start?
Please see also martialarts.stackexchange.com/q/466/457
Sep
28
comment How do I improve my attack speed?
+1 for clear strong citations & close relevance to the question.
Sep
28
comment How dangerous is it to choke someone unconscious or to be choked unconscious?
Dammit Dave, I'm a project manager, not a doctor.... (That's what passes for humor in my mind). Seriously, I'm not sure I'm qualified to convey the specifics, but if the choke is producing results that show up as a shadow on a brainscan, then chokes are more dangerous than we thought. I'll ask again this weekend and let you know.
Sep
27
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