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Nescire autem quid ante quam natus sis acciderit, id est semper esse puerum. Quid enim est aetas hominis, nisi ea memoria rerum veterum cum superiorum aetate contexitur? -- Cicero, Marcus Tullius (106-43BC)


Nov
19
comment Are there any styles that are geared to people over 61?
^_~ You are most welcome!
Nov
19
comment Are there any styles that are geared to people over 61?
Ueshiba's opinion of Aikido shifted massively during his lifetime. In addition his actions sometimes were not in accord to his words. But we are getting off topic... ^_~
Nov
19
comment Are there any styles that are geared to people over 61?
Of course, some styles of Aikido buy-in the whole mystical aspect of the way of harmony. Some even reject anything that is not "pure" -- whatever that is for them. For example: competitions are anathema to Aikido. Well, no, you can have competitions in Aikido...
Nov
19
comment Are there any styles that are geared to people over 61?
Both Yoshinkan and Shodokan Aikido are aimed at young (and very) fit people: the training can be extremely hard indeed. Break falls (as you say) are hard and take a while to become second nature but before they are, you cannot safely practice. As for the non-violent resolution to conflict, any Aikido technique will leave someone who does not know how to escape safely from it in a lot of pain and potentially broken. I've trained with LEO and military personnel who used Aikido in the field. None consider it improper technique if their attacker was hurt if none excessive force was used.
Nov
19
comment Are there any styles that are geared to people over 61?
Your apparent opinions of Aikido and my experience of it are really really light years apart... ^_~
Nov
18
comment Training martial arts in china
Finally, not an answer at all but someone in a very similar position as yourself wrote a book about his experience: Matthew Polly's American Shaolin. While the name and cover are kitsch, the book is good.
Nov
18
comment Training martial arts in china
I edited your post slightly to make it a little more clear. Let me know if I erred.
Nov
18
revised Training martial arts in china
tyried to make things a more clear.
Nov
18
comment Training martial arts in china
Welcome to the site. Generally we do not do well with localised questions. However, I believe this one is one of the few good ones.
Nov
17
comment Aikido yonkyo grip
Welcome to the site. I edited your post slightly for spelling and remove your signature as there is no need for one on this site.
Nov
17
revised Aikido yonkyo grip
Spelling and unecessary signature.
Nov
17
comment Frequent ribcage injuries, is this normal?
+1. Thanks! This makes it a much better answer.
Nov
12
comment Frequent ribcage injuries, is this normal?
-1 for chiropractors as they are quacks, Edzard Enst
Nov
5
comment What did Dai Longbang mean by Qi?
This is just a guess: Might it be an attempt to explain a mystical force as a manifestation of physical properties?...
Oct
29
comment What's the outcome when there's a double knockout?
Welcome to the site! An interesting question but it borders on asking for a list... Narrowing it by style might be better. Are there actually any examples of that happening?
Oct
29
comment Style vs instructor
Just to make sure, the scary teaching has nothing to do with the instructor being female. It has to do with her being new at teaching. The same is true of men. Do I really need to say that?...
Oct
29
answered Style vs instructor
Oct
27
revised Only one ankle weight when kicking
Edit for style and clarity
Oct
23
comment Are any Martial Arts Reality Shows/Documentaries useful to watch?
-1. This does not answer the question at all. First, it talks about Burn Notice which is fictional instead of a documentary that the question is asking about. Second, it reads like a endorsement of Miller's books which again have nothing to do with TV documentaries on martial arts.
Oct
23
comment How do I increase hip flexibility for round kicks?
-1. Neither reasons nor evidence given as to why this is a good idea.