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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.


Sep
27
reviewed Reviewed How do you prepare for the stress of a real self-defense situation?
Sep
27
comment How do you prepare for the stress of a real self-defense situation?
Emphasis on the last line.
Sep
25
comment What are good martial arts for aging bodies?
+1 just for mentioning bujinkan budotaijutsu - I've been waiting for a practitioner of that art. Close friend of mine studied it and I admired what she was taught.
Sep
25
comment Why drop the bokken vertical prior to a downstroke?
In mugai ryu the blade is held slightly above horizontal. The only friendly I have a chance of injuring is someone about 7 feet tall who is already uncomfortably close to me. And the tip has to pass through a 4' circle around my body so it wouldn't be any use in confined spaces. I think your answer is good, but I've failed to draw an adequate word picture.
Sep
25
answered how to overcome “freeze”?
Sep
21
awarded  Custodian
Sep
18
revised Aikido Forward Roll
Updated to ensure I fully answer the query.
Sep
17
revised Where can I find or how can I make a tailored white dogi for women?
Paraphrase links.
Sep
17
comment Aikido Forward Roll
Thank you Mr. Chan for the value add edit. Much better now. I still get confused as to which wiki markup language I'm using.
Sep
17
reviewed Reviewed Aikido Forward Roll
Sep
17
answered Where can I find or how can I make a tailored white dogi for women?
Sep
17
comment Aikido Forward Roll
!Ouch! That's an unfortunate instinct!
Sep
17
revised Aikido Forward Roll
added 1887 characters in body
Sep
17
comment Drills for teaching range analysis
Deceptively simple question. I started to give a knee jerk answer, but then realized the subtlety. Can we clarify the question? The answers seem to make different assumptions about what you're asking. Are you asking for rapier, or for all martial arts weapons, or for empty hand?
Sep
17
answered Aikido Forward Roll
Sep
17
reviewed Reviewed What martial notation systems exist for describing techniques in writing?
Sep
14
reviewed Reviewed What are good martial arts for aging bodies?
Sep
14
comment What are good martial arts for aging bodies?
I like the general points you raise (although I had to re-read it several times before I was able to pull the content out of the typographical/editing problems "the foot work doesn't go the waist up"?). On the other hand, isn't this true of all kinetic arts? I believe my Tai Chi instructor would say the same things about Tai Chi. Good answer - better answer would compare to other arts or discuss what makes wing chun unique/distinctive.
Sep
14
comment How dangerous is it to choke someone unconscious or to be choked unconscious?
My dojo includes a number of physicians; they claim they can see the results of a blood choke on a brain scan. Both are quite dangerous. We haven't trained choke in quite a while, but I don't remember it affecting the trachea - I think I was breathing throughout.
Sep
14
comment How dangerous is it to choke someone unconscious or to be choked unconscious?
A well performed martial arts choke should result in unconsciousness within 3-5 seconds, so I'm not sure that the distinction between A and B is legitimate.