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03-18-2007, 12:30 AM
AikiWeb Poll for the week of March 18, 2007:

How often do you engage in very slow practice in aikido?

I don't do aikido
Always
Often
Sometimes
Seldom
Never


Here are the current results (http://www.aikiweb.com/polls/results.html?poll_id=368).

barron
03-18-2007, 09:04 AM
Not enough!!!!

I can't believe that only 12 people have responded to this poll so far.

To perform a slow technique in my opinion is a very good demonstration of mastery. It is very hard to "fudge" a technique as compared to speeding through it and blurring ones mistakes.

I have heard all the arguments for "fast" or "normal" speed, and specificity of training, but in the initial development of a skill the correct motor pathways need to be developed/programmed first.

As the saying goes "Practice does not make perfect, but perfect practice does."

There is a time and place for speed. We don't start learning to drive at 100kph. ( +- 60 mph).

Come on people ...............bite!

gdandscompserv
03-18-2007, 09:35 AM
I didn't respond to the poll cuz I don't like "polls," but we concentrated on doing waza slowly just last night. It definitely has a place in my dojo.

aikidoc
03-18-2007, 09:40 AM
We do it fairly frequently to build movement patterns and muscle memory. Too fast loses quality and principles. Learning to do it correctly and consistently helps when you need to do it fast. Most things break down with speed-especially control.

Chuck Clark
03-18-2007, 06:16 PM
Every time I practice.

SeiserL
03-19-2007, 06:00 AM
Every time I practice.
Ditto

mickeygelum
03-19-2007, 09:53 AM
Always....:do:

kironin
03-19-2007, 12:03 PM
Ditto

every practice

Takumi
03-20-2007, 08:50 AM
Every time I learn something new or I am confused on something.

James Davis
03-20-2007, 10:51 AM
Turtle speed, fellas! Turtle speed!:D