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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
12
comment Best to learn for self defense: Wrestling, Boxing, or Jiu Jitsu
The How to Ask is pretty clear that "What martial arts system is "best" or if art A is better than art B (not constructive)" is out of scope. "best" depends on the assumptions you make about the environment, the opponents skill, motivation and characteristics, weapons, the presence of innocents, and a host of other factors. Practice the one you enjoy the most.
Aug
28
comment How can I become a good training partner
At some point you may want to look around and see if you can find another club that is more welcoming. That isn't always an easy option, but I think we need to recognize that fundamentally this isn't your problem; your training partners aren't behaving in a mature fashion.
Aug
28
comment Best karate book
The answer will inherently be ephemeral. Tomorrow (and every day after that) someone will publish a karate book. And the best book for learning Tang Su Do might not be the best book for learning Isshinryu. The best book for a beginner will not be the best book for someone who has studied three other related arts. The best book for a 98lb 78 year old marathon runner with arthritis won't be the best book for a 210lb weightlifter with a history of ACL tears.
Aug
26
comment How can I become a good training partner
Splendid question and I really like the way you phrased it. Alas, this isn't an art I practice, so I can't offer any useful advice.
Aug
13
comment What is the biggest force ever produced by an impact from the human body?
I'm not sure this fits within the guidelines in How to Ask; I don't know how you define "most powerful", or why "on tape"?
Aug
7
comment How popular are the different styles of Aikido?
How would that information be useful? And wouldn't the answer be intrinsically localized? (not arguing, just exploring)
Aug
7
comment How popular are the different styles of Aikido?
And it will neglect all the "independent", unaffiliated, etc. I begin to wonder if those outnumber the "affiliated" schools.
Aug
6
comment What are good martial arts for aging bodies?
Why is that true of BJJ and not of any other art? Many arts emphasize technique over strength.
Aug
5
comment What are good martial arts for aging bodies?
OP is concerned about knee joints, not about joints in general. Aikido can be safe for knee joints.
Jul
25
comment What is “seven star”?
Is there evidence that the name of the Taiji stance is connected to qigong? What is an ST9 point?
Jul
25
comment Slashing vs thrusting (bladed weapon vs pointed weapon)
I invite you to test your theory that a spear is ineffective against a lightly armored foe. "long stick" is ineffective as a slashing weapon too.
Jul
7
comment Are Peyton Quinn's books appropriate for a 19 year old or are they beyond my level?
I looked at the link you provided; I didn't see any novels. Books, but no novels.
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?
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