Aikido/Questions

SubjectDate AskedExpert
Aikido Newbie wanting to add other martial art1/3/2016Keith Patton
  Q: Patton, I recently started Aikido lessons (2 months, 2 hours/week). My Sensei is a 5th Dan in ...
  A: Daniel: First, I don't know what school or style of aikido you might be studying. There are a lot ...
Difference between judo and aikido physics.8/1/2013Keith Patton
  Q: After studying judo for a while. I began to see dramatic similarities between aikido and judo. Ihave ...
  A: Jack: Good questions. My former sensei was a one time coach for the US Olympic Judo team, back in ...
intimidating situations8/6/2012Keith Patton
  Q: Patton, I'm a 5th Kyu Aikido practicioner and there's a situation that has occured a few times to ...
  A: Bruno: Really the only way to deal with that situation is to try to maintain mai or react when the ...
Training for speed5/23/2011J Richard Seavitt
  Q: i just researched a lot read all bruce lee books appllied them all but i cant get the lightening ...
  A: Nishant - I'm afraid I think you are asking the wrong question. I'm not sure what "lightning ...
Chendokan1/22/2011Keith Patton
  Q: Patton: I used to belong to my university's Wing Chun club, but after moving, the closest martial ...
  A: Orlando: It looks like a spin off of Traditional Ueshiba Aikido by a 6th or 7th tier student. Like ...
Wich Is Your Style1/10/2011Keith Patton
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  A: I study Karl Geis Ryu. It is a variation of Tomiki Aikido. What makes the style different is we do ...
Tall People1/10/2011Judith Warner
  Q: 5 around 176 lbs , so as i usually injure my ribs at judo and bjj cause they fit more short people i ...
  A: Aikido is definitely okay for tall people! The mind/body principles that are the focus of the art ...
Aikido kicking4/24/2010Judith Warner
  Q: i would like to know are there kicks specificaly for aikido,or they are just the normal kicks for ...
  A: kicks are kicks. Aikido prepares you to respond to any attack including any kind of kick. We are ...
Aikido, centering and changes3/9/2010Judith Warner
  Q: I have always been somewhat interested in taking up a martial art but never jumped in, I am looking ...
  A: I live over in Rochester so I am not much help with the Saratoga area. I usually tell people to go ...
Aikido and Daitoryu Aikijujutsu takumakai3/6/2010J Richard Seavitt
  Q: would the two arts complement each other and have learning benifits for both arts. Thanking you, ...
  A: Damian - The underlying principles of aikido and classical aikijujutsu are largely similar, though ...
i don't know9/26/2009David R. Organ
  Q: !
  A: You've asked a difficult question - it's not one I can answer with a simple yes-no answer. I'll ...
Aikido in real world situations.8/25/2009Keith Patton
  Q: I guess i should have scrolled down a little further an read your profile first. I have taken a few ...
  A: Luke: Yes, it takes a while to proficient in the more complicated techniques. However, depending ...
Is aikido a real form of self-defense8/25/2009Judith Warner
  Q: I have taken a few classes of Aikido locally and was a little discouraged at how technical and ...
  A: If what you are looking for is how to respond to a surprise attack, then I suggest you look into a ...
aikido gi10/13/2008Arvin Sloane
  Q: I'm about to purchase my first aikido gi and after looking at some websites have come down with two ...
  A: I am not really a specialist on uniforms. All I can say is that I would buy from e-bogu for two ...
aikido gi10/13/2008David R. Organ
  Q: I have recently started to practice Aikido and now I am planning to buy a suitable gi for this ...
  A: First let me congratulate you on your decision to take Aikido! I am sure you will love this ...
aikido injury10/13/2008Keith Patton
  Q: "I have recently started to practice aikido and during one of the sessions I probably twisted my ...
  A: First let me say that I have had the ACL (Anterior Cruciate Ligament) replaced with grafts in both ...
aikido practice10/6/2008Arvin Sloane
  Q: I am 42 years old male and have just started to practice aikido mainly for self defense and physical ...
  A: I have several separate things to say, so I numbered them. 1) The difficulty with forward and ...
too late to start aikido?9/28/2008Judith Warner
  Q: I am 45.5 years old and fairly fit and feel strong, I have been facinated with art and philosophy ...
  A: Definitely try aikido! I started when I was about 38 and am still practicing at 60. I live in ...
Aikido Clubs7/30/2008David R. Organ
  Q: It has been some time since I had a "Falling out" with the only Aikido Instructor in my town. I ...
  A: First, let me apologize for not answering immediately. I'm living waaay out in the boonies at the ...
Finding a Houston Aikido Dojo for my 10 yr-old6/6/2008Keith Patton
  Q: Patton, I would appreciate it if you could suggest a Houston dojo that is known for the ability to ...
  A: Jared: Most Aikido dojo's won't take kids under 12. There are a number of reasons. Aikido has some ...
What you think?5/6/2008Keith Patton
  Q: Hi Im 19 and I practice Wado Ryu Karate and Jun Fan. My question is whats the secrete to fliping ...
  A: Josh: Throwing an opponent is all about timing and balance breaking. If you try to grab someone ...
interested4/30/2008Judith Warner
  Q: I was interested in Aikido. I'm 19 and iv practiced Jun Fan( Jeet kune do) and Wado Ryu karate for 2 ...
  A: Of course you should try aikido. It will teach you some skills and principles that will help you in ...
Selecting a dojo in Houston, Texas10/24/2007Keith Patton
  Q: I live in Houston, Texas and am looking for a dojo to begin study. If you are familiar with the ...
  A: zzzz
can aikido help me against normal thugs and brutes at my high school?10/21/2007Keith Patton
  Q: i have been interested in aikido for some time i am only 14 but i have a deep interest in martial ...
  A: Nate: Aikido is a great self defense art it you pick the right style and dojo. Unfortunately it is ...
Aikido and Hapkido10/19/2007Shari
  Q: Do Aikido and Hapkido have their own distinctive techniques? Or is Hapkido just Aikido in Korean?
  A: I'll tell you what I know about Hapkido, but it is not much. As I understand it, the founders of ...
Beginning Moves10/12/2007Keith Patton
  Q: Hey, I recently took a class of Tomiki Aikido, and am hoping to stay with it. During my first ...
  A: Clay: They are called the 17. Do a search on google and even on utube and you will find any number ...
aikido and dojo10/2/2007Judith Warner
  Q: I just arrive from france and I would like to practice Aikido. I m 5 kyu from aikikai school. I m ...
  A: Bienvenue aux Etats Unis, Victor. J'aime beaucoup votre pays. Il y a deux idées pour vous. New ...
Help me please9/3/2007Jeffrey Allen
  Q: I have been taking Kenpo Karate in Colorado, I am not in any advanced ranks or anything, but when I ...
  A: I understand your concern and it is a legitmate one. You are right though. These days martial arts ...
Help me please9/3/2007Keith Patton
  Q: I have been taking Kenpo Karate in Colorado, I am not in any advanced ranks or anything, but when I ...
  A: Danny: What you feel you are lacking is called internalization. Constant practice internalizes ...
Help me please9/3/2007David R. Organ
  Q: I have been taking Kenpo Karate in Colorado, I am not in any advanced ranks or anything, but when I ...
  A: Danny. First, please allow me to apologize for my lateness in answering you - I'm in the middle of ...
Help me please9/3/2007Arvin Sloane
  Q: I have been taking Kenpo Karate in Colorado, I am not in any advanced ranks or anything, but when I ...
  A: Anything based on kata is useless unless the practitioner takes the time and effort to really ...
Starting my Training8/9/2007Shari
  Q: I am 14 years old and after two more observations of two more classes I will most likely sign up to ...
  A: You are going to love Aikido, and I'll bet you will enjoy weapons training very much. No one gets ...
aikido8/8/2007Keith Patton
  Q: Is aikido and aikibujutsu the same? because i am going to a dojo to watch a class and i want to do ...
  A: Yes to your question. There are a lot of flavors of aikido. Just as jujitsu is a form of judo, ...
Complexity of Aikido Techniques8/5/2007Shari
  Q: Reading on the internet, a kind of consistent theme I have picked up on is the opinion that aikido ...
  A: I once had a friend of mine in Judo (sandan) tell me that while Judo was the easiest of the martial ...
Can Aikido repel a calm, skilled, patient attacker?7/6/2007Keith Patton
  Q: (Note: This question was copied and pasted from a question I posted to a different expert. I would ...
  A: Luke: First let me say that the Ryu or school I come from does not subscribe to the namby pamby ...
Is Aikido applicable for self defense . . . (sorry)7/6/2007Shari
  Q: I apologize, I realize you must get asked this question a lot. In fact, I just read a very good ...
  A: and I do understand your question, I believe. The short answer is it will always depend on who is ...
martial arts6/27/2007Jeffrey Allen
  Q: which is the oldest living martial art?
  A: Wow, a very difficult question. Everyone has their claims to this great question. No one is ...
Aikido in real situations5/29/2007Judith Warner
  Q: I've been searching the internet for videos that show aikido in a real fight, but I only find ...
  A: Great questions which I can only answer from my perspective. I would bet that other instructors ...
Martial arts in Japan5/22/2007J Richard Seavitt
  Q: I'm looking for places where I can learn and/or practice martial arts in Kansai (preferably Osaka). ...
  A: There's plenty of aikido in Osaka; there's at least a partial list at Aikiweb that's easily ...
Finding a reputable training facility4/28/2007J Richard Seavitt
  Q: I am extremely interested in pursuing Aikido training and have been for several years. I live in the ...
  A: Well, I'm not in that area, but there's a well-maintained dojo search engine at ...

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I can answer questions regarding Aikido, particularly a highly advanced form of Tomiki Aikido, primarily concerned with self defence in real situations. I can address the basic techniques, releases, and the advanced kata as well as high level concepts of constant movement (kihara), balance breaking (kuzushi), internalization of techniques and chaining of techniques. Can also offer guidance in what to look for in selecting a dojo and an instructor.

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I have been recognized for my skill in teaching new students and raising them to a high level of proficiency in a short time. As a trained scientist I like to reduce the Aikido techniques to their basic physics enabling a new student to see the essence of the technique.

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Bachelor of Science and Master of Science. 26 years experience in the petroleum industry as well as mentoring and teaching new scientists and non-technical co-workers. Also Teaching at the college level.

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