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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
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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
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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
awarded  Custodian
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.