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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.


Apr
8
comment What is the name of this bo?
something vaguely similar to this image?
Mar
11
comment Where can I find statistics on attack modalities?
Re: #1 - those aren't static grabs. Those are dynamic grabs; those are the core of our training curriculum.
Mar
5
comment Best martial art for someone with bad elbow?
Yes, and it bugs me a little bit to ignore Tomiki's preference, but language is what it is, not what we want it to be. "Shodokan aikido" is a rare term in the USA.
Feb
18
comment Is “choondu marmam” in Kalari Payattu real?
I hate to offer incremental criticism, but in addition to the link, it is very helpful if you can summarize the critical points of the link. That way if the link vanishes, the Q&A still has value.
Feb
12
comment What Kung Fu styles originated from Southern Shaolin?
A good answer. A great answer would have included links so I could learn more.
Feb
9
comment Self-defense against chainsaw attack
This seems to me to be a variant of the "My silver coated shotgun pellets will defeat your Chuck Norris BJJ flying chicken style". The kind of questions we've wisely avoided in the past.
Jan
15
comment Are there legal ramifications to being a trained martial artist?
This question appears to be off-topic because it is about issues which are localized by geography, time and politics, and therefore the answers are not useful either as reference or to the general public.
Dec
30
comment Where can I find or how can I make a tailored white dogi for women?
Stack Exchange requires that you disclose any affiliation. Your reference to "our website" implies that you are affiliated with a vendor.
Dec
16
comment Do ninja follow the bushido?
This question appears to be off-topic because it is about present data ninja's. The connection between modern ninjutsu and modern budo and historical budo/ninjutsu is ... inappropriate for the question.
Oct
17
comment Krav Maga, is it 100% legal for defense?
Remember the joke about the man who represents himself has a fool for a lawyer? If you take legal advice from random people on the internet, then you could learn a lesson from the man who has a fool for a lawyer.
Sep
20
comment Which martial art is most closely related to parkour?
How do you measure "close"?
Sep
13
comment What exactly is Kalaripayattu?
Opinion. Can you provide any facts to back it up?
Sep
4
comment Where can I find display cases for Chinese Martial Arts weapons?
I'm not sure what the budget is, but they're trying to protect both the precious family relics of prior generations (weapons) and the precious family relics of future generations (the children).
Sep
4
comment Where can I find display cases for Chinese Martial Arts weapons?
Thanks - appreciate the advice. Wish I could find a display case though.
Sep
4
comment Where can I find display cases for Chinese Martial Arts weapons?
Yes - the weapons will only be displayed; my colleague is not a martial artist.
Aug
9
comment Is there any information on pre-19th century Irish weapons-based martial arts?
Excellent answer; do you have any citations?
Aug
5
comment What are the purposes of martial arts forms?
"Only karate, . . . has the second component of martial training, i.e. kata." This is not true. Tomiki aikido has kata. One could argue that taiji is kata. Since Tomiki shares Goshin with Judo, I believe judo has kata. Difficult to evaluate your core answer in the context of misstatements like these.
Jul
28
comment What is the application for tai chi's single whip?
Alas, the summary is the title; I find it very difficult to summarize kinesthesiology in text. Essential Mr. Gilmer demonstrates a number of variations of single whip in response to attacks.
May
23
comment What makes this seated Daito-ryu technique work?
Probably - that is my understanding. My only reservation is it makes it sound like I know what I'm talking about, and that's always dangerous.
May
23
comment What makes this seated Daito-ryu technique work?
I'm not sure whether you replied before I finished my edit. These are koryu, which means they aren't done to be pragmatic. (The pragmatic stuff is in the junana hon kata).(overstating for simplicity). Most koryu techniques make... contrived assumptions about ukes attack and intent, and if the uke isn't trained to actually follow that script, you get the phenomenon you described "jump for sensei". Koryu is like a sonnet. Sonnets are written within narrow, artificial guidelines, not for pure pragmatism. Koryu are designed to teach concepts, not pragmatism. (IMHO)