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    Bignick...the strongman?
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    Interesting Article

    No particular reason for posting this link other than I have a habit of finding the "articles" section of pages others link for videos and the like...I like articles, they give you a perspective on things and can make you think:
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    Styles of Aikido?

    Forgive me if this has been hashed out before. Post a link to the thread if it's out there. I hear this talk of various different styles of certain martial arts and aikido is no exeption. Is it feasible, or even possible, to list out or define the various "styles" of aikido? Are these traced...
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    Ice Therapy

    I am not a physician and do not claim to be. The following is not intended to take the place of professional medical advice. It is intended to provide basic information on the use of simple ice therapy, based on my experience, research and that of people I have known, of small injuries for those...
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    Martial Arts Magazines?

    I know that in my major area of study/training/competition much of what you find on the mag racks at book stores and the like are less than legitimate. I am wondering which magazines of those found on the shelves in the various martial arts are quality sources for information. There seems to...
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    Books by Dave Lowry

    I have been looking through a couple of them and noticed one mentioned in the post about current readings. "Traditions: Essays on Japanese Martial Arts and Ways", "Moving Toward Stillness: Lessons in Daily Life from the Martial Ways of Japan" and "Clouds in the West: Lessons from the Martial...
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    Good Books?

    Any suggestions to a literal newbie to aikido as far as books? Looking for historical perspectives, teaching, and ideas. Movement description book recomendations welcome but I am more interested (at this point) in learning about the philosopies and ideas. Thanks a lot. Great board.