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Feb
12
revised Which muscles do I use to stand?
switched a tag.
Feb
12
answered How does one mentally push past pain in training?
Feb
12
comment Benefits of a formal senpai/kohai relationship within an Aikido dojo
smile Sounds like there is a huge benefit to me.. I'd alter that "almost no benefit" :)
Feb
12
comment Benefits of a formal senpai/kohai relationship within an Aikido dojo
Since you say "It means that during group practices, you have in front of you someone who is a bit better than you", I feel like your understanding of senpai/kohai is still a little one-sided. Do you have experience of both sides of the relationship?
Feb
12
answered How can one maintain or rekindle discipline and passion in martial arts?
Feb
12
comment Benefits of a formal senpai/kohai relationship within an Aikido dojo
Does the relationship get nuanced by people who are your elders in term of age?
Feb
12
comment Is there a written, authoritative source I can reference for interpretations (Bunkai) of Karate (Shotokan) katas?
@stslavik True. The edit just really emphasized that 'Shotokan' was in the title. Now I also want to add the word 'waza' to the title, though.. I mean, if we go for exactness, we may never be done.
Feb
12
comment Is there a written, authoritative source I can reference for interpretations (Bunkai) of Karate (Shotokan) katas?
This post was edited and my answer became invalid, so I deleted my post. Shame, really.
Feb
11
comment Are chi-sao-style drills found anywhere other than in Wing Chun?
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Feb
11
comment Why do martial artists “shout” in the execution of a technique?
The release of inner power can be applied to any movement, not only striking moves.
Feb
11
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Feb
11
answered Benefits of a formal senpai/kohai relationship within an Aikido dojo
Feb
11
comment What are the ways to get sweat stains out of a Gi?
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Feb
10
comment Is there a written, authoritative source I can reference for interpretations (Bunkai) of Karate (Shotokan) katas?
Given the amount of misinformation and stupid stuff around, and the amazing lack of real understanding out there, I'd say yes, it is.
Feb
10
answered Is there a written, authoritative source I can reference for interpretations (Bunkai) of Karate (Shotokan) katas?
Feb
9
comment What methods are effective for increasing co-ordination on dual handed techniques?
@stslavik Haha, nice little edit.
Feb
9
comment What methods are effective for increasing co-ordination on dual handed techniques?
That's a good point. I remember reading that some people can understand more than they can do and some people can do more than they can understand. I fall in the latter category - I just copy the weaving pattern and eventually my brain catches up. I think all the advice you gave in your answer is at the very least a great starting point.
Feb
9
answered What methods are effective for increasing co-ordination on dual handed techniques?
Feb
9
comment Benefits of a formal senpai/kohai relationship within an Aikido dojo
@Sardathrion The way I read the question now, I consider it perfectly acceptable. I'm waiting for the follow-up question of "how to set up a senpai/kohai relationship in an American school" :-)
Feb
9
comment Benefits of a formal senpai/kohai relationship within an Aikido dojo
There are three questions here: what are the benefits of learning Aikido, what is a senpai-kohai relationship, and do you know of a western aikido dojo that actually preserves the japanese culture enough to have a good senpai-kohai relationship. I think that's too much for just one question... Please consider asking three questions instead.