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Creation Date: 02-07-2005 09:09 AM
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  #16 New 01-20-2005 12:56 PM
Today before I went to work, I did a little Aikido technique practice/warnup at the house (kinda becoming a little ritual thing that I practice technique even though I am away from the dojo). After this I wanted to work on some stuff that could make me more blade conscious with practice. I got an old piece of cardboard and hung it from the ceiling with a string. I then pushed it back and forth, pretending that it was a person coming in and out at me, attacking me with a blade or some kind.

I found out that this was an excellent way for me to practice my tenkans (90 degree). And with the idea in mind that the 'board' had a knife or blade, I was able to also include some knifing footwork and stances.

Even though I am getting a lot into the knive and FMA stuff, its only for the purpose of learning how to defend myself against one. I think that Aikido defenses (getting out of the way), are a great help to anyone in a knife fight because you are then able to use the most reliable defense against someone with a knife....run!!! lol.

I think that this will become part of my usual ritual of studying techniques outside of the dojo on my own. I think that doing this puts you more in-tune with yourself doing it on your own, because you are the only one around...its your own private dojo.

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#1 01-24-2005 01:00 PM
SeiserL Says:
Compliments on keeping the blad consciousness. Something most people don't think about. Try hanging three tennis balls (neck, heart/stomache, thigh height). Work them with an x pattern making sure you keep your checking hand alive too (double and triple tap). Stay within you body line. Always, get off the line of attack.

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