Hello and thank you for visiting AikiWeb, the
world's most active online Aikido community! This site is home to
over 22,000 aikido practitioners from around the world and covers a
wide range of aikido topics including techniques, philosophy, history,
humor, beginner issues, the marketplace, and more.
If you wish to join in the discussions or use the other advanced
features available, you will need to register first. Registration is
absolutely free and takes only a few minutes to complete so sign up today!
Today in class we did a nice technique. I always seem to power through techniques. I guess I make them happen instead of allowing them to happen. Oh well Ill learn.
I was noticing that Kirk (another student) has really great skill. He's only a yellow belt, and has been training for like 2 years. Im amazed that he's that low in rank. I think hes to a point that he doesnt care because hes learning. The guys got some patience.
Anyways- after doing this technique, we did kick sparring. Ive never heard of it. One person throws kicks at another, while he/she is to block those kicks.
It honestly seemed very awkward to me. No guidance, just block them. Well, I dont block kicks in Jujitsu, I either move, or I enter and take them down. It's what Ive been taught. How can I take away something I am great at, and do this junk that feels awkward?
Its no my school so I try to do what Im supposed to, but I suck at it. This makes me feel ashamed. Here I am, an instructor of Jujitsu, and I cant do what this instructor wants me to.
In my old class I was the "best" in sparring. I beat my instructor time and time again. But now Im being told to learn another way... grrrr.. makes me mad.