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.

Cool Ki Tricks

The best thing about mind/body training is how it makes you feel inside. But maybe the second best thing is, it lets you do impressive stuff you couldn’t do otherwise. Like make it impossible for someone much bigger than yourself to bend your arm. Or make your body feel so heavy that two people can’t …

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Ki Exercises

WHAT ARE KI EXERCISES?There is a lot of discussion about ki, as though it is some kind of mysterious force. But actually, everyone has experienced ki in their life. And we can all learn to increase our ki power.Ki can be thought of as positive thinking, belief in yourself, faith, confidence, or a state of …

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Correct Posture

I remember thinking as a first grader that sitting up straight was somehow an important thing for me to be doing. At the time, it was primarily a matter of what I thought the teacher expected of us kids. But now, after practicing Aikido Kokikai for a number of years, I’ve realized that correct posture …

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Best Curl Bar

Whether you know them as curl bars or barbells, they are a vital piece of equipment for any fitness fanatic or budding home gym-er! A curl bar allows you to undertake a wide range of exercises such as bodybuilding, weightlifting, weight training, and powerlifting. They are handy pieces of equipment that will enable you to work …

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