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Questions related to proper kinetics and use of body structure to achieve relaxation, posture correction, breathe control, fitness, strength and power. In addition, general Martial Arts questions and those related to integrity, morality and discipline are welcome. Also, I will answer Iron Palm training questions only. I will not provide teaching material via the internet. It is a highly complex program requiring hands on instruction. I prefer to teach it in person to worthy students.

Experience in the area

This knowledge comes from over 35yrs experience/practice in Northern Longfist, YangJia Tai Chi Chuan, Ba Gua Chang basics, various types of Qi Gong, such as Swimming Dragon, Hombu Style Aikido and unique developmental exercises derived from these styles.


Non Commissioned Officers Association Hairy Cell Leukemia Organization Central Pacific Aikido Association from 1992 - 1995 International Qi Gong Alliance and The Qi Gong Institute


Associate in Applied Science - Engineering Associate in Applied Science - Drafting and Design Multiple Military electronic, communications, technical, quality, supervision and Leadership schools

Past/Present Clients

In Ohio: Madison Adult Education, Marion, Mansfield, Shelby YMCA's, Mansfield OSU Campus, Richland Karate Center, Mansfield Friendly house & UMADOAP, & various other locations. Studied Aikido in Hawaii under Takaji Ishida Sensei 8th dan. Oldest living aikido teacher at the time - 91yrs old. Currently teach at Ohio State University Mansfield, Ohio (non-credit classes) along with private shaolin and internal arts classes. I started my training in 1980 under Sifu Mike Gillespie, Anne Arbor Shaolin Kung Fu and Mike Wheeler (Mansfield, Oh). Have also had the joy of working with and experiencing the teachings of Master George Ling Hu of Houston, Texas

What do you like about this subject?

This material helps me physically and mentally. It shows me that there are alternatives and better ways of doing things. It is a path that we all walk in life. I want my path to be covered with flowers.

What do you still hope to achieve/learn in this field?

All I wish to achieve are two things: 1) to become better at what I am learning, and 2) to have a core group of dedicated students willing to push themselves beyond their limits.

Something interesting about this subject that others may not know:

Master George Ling Hu is my teacher. He's one of the most knowledgable & accessible instructors in the US with a background covering a wide range of subjects: Tai Chi, Shuai Chiao, Longfist, Ba Gua, Qi Gong, Character System, Acupressure, Acupuncture and Yoga. He stresses relaxation & complete body linkage. He holds regular workshops with practitioners from all over the US.

Something controversial or provocative about this subject

I recently spent a yr with a misdiagnosed heart condition that was actually SEVERE anemia caused by a rare form of Leukemia. Blood tests showed my hemoglobin count 1/5 normal. The doctor could'nt understand how I was even conscious. I attribute my ability to live thru this period to past training. My martial arts "savings bank" helped me survive what could've been my death if not caught in time.

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Recent Answers from Randolph L Martin

2012-08-02 aikido:

Hi,  your best option is to research it on the web. The Wikipedia explanation I read pretty much  covers it. In general, there are different "interpretations" of O'Sensei's Art. Each interpretation is

2012-07-25 Conditioning:

I cannot develop your routine for you, because for one, I dont know your capabilities, and two,  you already listed what you need to do. Do what you do now. flexibility, strengthening and aerobics.   

2010-06-26 Iron palm training:

Hello again...    try  Wing Lam enterprises. They sell dit da jow. I dont know about  purchasing whole herbs to make your own. My teacher cant get all his herbs anymore.    for now, you should

2010-06-22 Iron palm training:

Hi,    My version of this training requires one on one training with supervision.  therefore its very very difficult to try to teach this any other way.    My suggestion to you is to locate a proficient

2010-05-21 What would you suggest?:

Sir,    It would be difficult to choose an art for you - for many reasons. I dont have enough  information about you, including actually seeing you in person and what you can and cant  do right now to


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