Rayford Baxter

Rayford Baxter is an avid BJJ, MMA, grappling, and general martial arts enthusiast from Southern California. He received his first black belt at the age of 8 years old in Karate, then started exploring all forms of martial arts throughout his teens and adult life. He is currently the owner of his own MMA dojo "in paradise" where he teaches combat training and meditation. He is also the author of a book soon to be published on the merits of martial arts training on the body and mind.

Unbendable Arm

The classic (yet always impressive) Cool Ki Trick.(Don’t miss out on our strange interactive demo of this Cool Ki Trick! Download the Shockwave plug-in to see it.)What Happens.Someone tries to bend your arm when it’s stiff, and succeeds. But when your arm is very relaxed, it becomes impossible to bend. This feels very strange. And …

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One Point

Of the four principles in Aikido Kokikai, one-point is the one that is most likely to seem mysterious. After all, we tell people that if you concentrate your mind on this elusive place, you will be able to coordinate your mind and body and find your strongest state. How could there not be some kind …

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Aikido Kokikai

This site was created by Aikido Kokikai of Rochester, which is located in Rochester, New York, USA. We’d love to have you come practice with us. For as much as we hope this site will be valuable in helping you to understand the principles behind our art, there is no substitute for actually practicing Aikido. …

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