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  1. Tony Dismukes liked gpseymour's post in the thread Can you become a good fighter by just sparring/wrestling only?.

    Could you? Yes. I don't think it's reliable, though, with just those specifications. If you're only sparring/wrestling with guys who...

    Apr 11, 2021 at 10:03 PM
  2. Tony Dismukes liked Buka's post in the thread Can you become a good fighter by just sparring/wrestling only?.

    Sparring and rolling are terrific. But without proper coaching and drills to develop everything in a student, you really won't get...

    Apr 10, 2021 at 6:57 PM
  3. Tony Dismukes liked JowGaWolf's post in the thread Aikido.. The reality?.

    Edit: Not addressed to you specifically or you general.. just a general statement about Claims and TMA. I must have missed this. I...

    Apr 10, 2021 at 5:12 PM
  4. Tony Dismukes liked Monkey Turned Wolf's post in the thread Looking for a live blade.

    I know little about katana's so can't offer you direct advice on the best steel or the best brand. However, I wanted to bring attention...

    Apr 9, 2021 at 4:52 PM
  5. Tony Dismukes liked elder999's post in the thread Got a bucket list?.

    The 40 year reunion in NY, October.... [IMG] Did not get nervous with wife and HS girlfriend on each arm....not at all.....(heh)...

    Apr 9, 2021 at 4:39 PM
  6. Tony Dismukes liked JowGaWolf's post in the thread Aikido.. The reality?.

    Great points all around. It seems some people need to really step away.. Far away before they can see where the basic improvements need...

    Apr 8, 2021 at 2:52 PM
  7. Tony Dismukes liked drop bear's post in the thread Aikido.. The reality?.

    It depends where you are standing. If you are in the wrong place you may not react in time. You don't gain control of the arm by the...

    Apr 7, 2021
  8. Tony Dismukes rated gpseymour's post Agree in the thread Aikido.. The reality?.

    And in this case, that chop may be a result of degraded understanding of the art (as @Shatteredzen said), in which case drawing any...

    Apr 7, 2021
  9. Tony Dismukes liked Shatteredzen's post in the thread Aikido.. The reality?.

    More than anything, there is a ton of FUD floating around that other people have put into the system since the founders death and for...

    Apr 7, 2021