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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?
Please consider accepting the answer if it satisfies you, or leaving a comment if it doesn't.
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.
Feb
9
answered What does the closed fist covered by open hand signify?
Feb
8
revised What is a good defense against a rear naked choke?
added the words 'brazilian ju-jitsu' and 'rules' to the question.
Feb
8
answered How do you ease someone over 40 back into training after many years absence?
Feb
8
accepted What are the ankles good for, relative to stance work and mobility?
Feb
8
comment What are the ankles good for, relative to stance work and mobility?
Regarding the inner structure of the movements - if you can't explain it, can you at least come up with a useful lie that gets me on the right track? I'll take a koan, an analogy or a haiku, whatever helps you get the point across!
Feb
8
suggested suggested edit on What is a good defense against a rear naked choke?
Feb
8
comment What do I need to keep in mind when picking a martial art as a bouncer?
If aikido is an art which is limited to the word 'uke', then it will become a very beautiful choreography, but it will not remain a martial art.