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After 13 years of training, perhaps it's time to keep track of my revelations, milestones, etc. Then maybe I'll find that my writing sucks, and I should just keep things to myself. In any case, this will more likely cover "ki" training, while only lightly touching on waza.
Something I'm making sure I do everyday now, is practice hitori waza (or anything else, for that matter) slowly. I mean ... real ... slow. If you think you know slow -- go slower. Think, slow taiji in slow motion. Then, go slower.
I'm not going slow just for the sake of going slow. I have some very specific things I'm "thinking" about and checking/re-checking, while moving ... slowly. I should mention that the only tension that is added is very intentional, and light. I'm adding tension where it "needs" to be, or where I can shine light on a particular "need". Make sense?
I've been training in Ki Society now, for just over 13 years. To my peers and sensei, I seem to be doing alright. To myself, I feel that I could be doing better. A lot better!
Long story short ... AikiWeb = good! I've learned a lot, and have discovered -- what I perceive as -- gaping holes that need to be patched. So, I have taken what I've learned, along with some good advice from members of this community, and have begun a "new" training program.
I'm in my fourth week of new, daily (at home) training.
Let the clichés begin: So far, so good. Time will tell, yadda, yadda, yadda.