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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
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.
Sep
14
revised Octagonal vs round shaped staff weapons
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Sep
14
reviewed Reviewed How do i fix my Berimbau?
Sep
13
reviewed Close War is a continuation of policy/politics/diplomacy by other means
Sep
13
comment War is a continuation of policy/politics/diplomacy by other means
As I stated above - interesting, but not constructive within the context of MA:SE
Sep
13
reviewed Leave Open Was Goju-ryu developed specifically for use by the Japanese navy?
Sep
13
comment Was Goju-ryu developed specifically for use by the Japanese navy?
I believe this is a legitimate question, and I believe that it is possible to provide an objective, researched answer.
Sep
13
reviewed Close Should political/religious discussions be allowed inside the training place?
Sep
13
comment Should political/religious discussions be allowed inside the training place?
Concur with Mr. Newton. I can't imagine a non-anecdotal answer to this question. I think the question may be interesting, and even important, but I don't think it is constructive as we use the term.
Sep
13
comment Can Forms (Kata/Poomsae/etc.) or Techniques (Waza) be practiced on the ground?
Suggest two revisions. First, I think it would help to clarify that "ground" does not mean suwari waza or iado - ground seems to mean "grappling". Second, I the question seems to be "Are there ground fighting (grappling) kata?". The current question could be (mis) interpreted as "can standing kata be performed while prone?"
Sep
13
reviewed Leave Open Is there a US-based organization supporting Iaijutsu?
Sep
13
revised
added 183 characters in body
Sep
13
revised Octagonal vs round shaped staff weapons
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Sep
13
suggested suggested edit on
Sep
13
revised Octagonal vs round shaped staff weapons
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