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I trained in Yoshinkan aikido for several years earning my 1st kyu rank under Stephen Ohlman. The first time I tried to practice aikido outside I was shocked to find that the wonderfully gliding and sliding footwork I'd been doing failed me. Asphalt is a generally unforgiving surface and I could break-fall on it without issue but the raised stones kept catching on my shoes. I had a similar experience when I tried the footwork on a...

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First it should be noted that I am not a legal expert especially concerning areas where laws do not pertain to me. As such this will be a more general answer to the question and covering this question on several topics. Nothing in here should be considered legal advice and I would like to note that for civilians I consider any weapon as an adjunct to empty handed skills and for the most part unnecessary. Remember that knowledge weighs...

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Most martial arts instructors are going to hate me for this article but only because the truth hurts. Self-defence has long been one of the major selling points of martial arts training but unfortunately the fighting skills developed in martial arts have little to do with self-defence. Legal systems vary between countries, states, and municipalities but for most of us in developed nations there are pretty clear-cut laws when it comes...

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