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Onegai Shimasu Blog Tools Rate This Blog
Creation Date: 03-09-2009 03:46 PM
Franklin Newby
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Status: Public
Entries: 11
Comments: 3
Views: 36,588

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Observations: Frank! There is a different feeling in the "I'm gonna get you" kind of t...
08-27-2009 10:27 AM
Off the line...off the mat: I hear that! I'm looking forward to it. Thanks for your comment : )
05-29-2009 05:01 PM
Off the line...off the mat: Plenty, and some of them get together with others to find out. Other aikid...
05-27-2009 01:52 PM
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  #10 New 08-22-2009 12:10 PM
Aikido on and off the mat are two different dynamics.

I noticed there can sometimes be strong tensity in attacks off-the-mat. A lot of it depends on the experience of the person attacking but applying technique to that tensity can be a real eye-opener. Deflecting the attack wasn't that much of a problem but I found myself buying time quite a bit - probably due more to my lack of experience than the art itself. Had a strong desire to break out of Aikido a few times.
Controlling that line of attack is so important!

I was amazed by the application of techniques against grabs. Tensity can be your friend when grabbed with intent. With seemingly little effort Nage can gain control fairly easily.
Be aware of uke's resistance and don't push it too far.

Overall I am enjoying these off-the-mat practices, bruises included. I feel it's very important to experience the different dynamics when you don't know what (non-traditional) attacks are coming.
I'm looking forward to more...
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#1 08-27-2009 10:27 AM
cguzik Says:
Frank! There is a different feeling in the "I'm gonna get you" kind of tension that is behind a solid strike or push and the "I'm not going to let you do that to me" kind of tension that occurs when it becomes apparent that you are trying to do a technique. This is a good thing to study when working with non-aikido people, because they will be quite different in this regard.

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