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akiy
08-23-2002, 03:09 PM
Hi everyone,

What's your current focus in your aikido training?

-- Jun

TheProdigy
08-23-2002, 05:25 PM
Correct feeling.

PeterR
08-23-2002, 06:14 PM
Tsukuri

Pretoriano
08-23-2002, 08:48 PM
Complete control of my own agressivenes

Abasan
08-23-2002, 10:48 PM
Blending. I'm feeling sooo stupid and very inadequate right now.

Paula Lydon
08-24-2002, 12:49 AM
That instant of contact; how to genuinly connect center to center, maintain it without struggle and be sensitive to the shifting en/yo cycle, the sometimes soft, sometimes forceful dynamic occuring naturally in the moment. ;)

Chuck Clark
08-24-2002, 12:56 AM
My main focus is being thankful that I am still learning and continuing to get on the mat and then find my way home again.

pointy
08-24-2002, 02:08 AM
figuring out why i have so much trouble performing ikkyo on more experienced partners

keeping my stupid wrist brace velcro'd on

not talking

ukemi: giving spirited attacks every time (the falling part is usually fine)

mike lee
08-24-2002, 10:28 AM
1. Stay flexible.

2. Remember all ken and jo kata and aiki-ken and aiki-jo movements.

3. Remain cool when students who show up once a month complain that they're not improving.

chadsieger
08-24-2002, 11:03 AM
Softness!

Bruce Baker
08-24-2002, 11:08 AM
To get physically better so I can drive to and from practice.

Not to rip and tear the muscles and tendons of my partners because I am using my muscles instead of gaging the muscle tension in my partners.

Generally, keeping the room from spinning like an airplane spiraling into a devastaing crash while I take ukemi.

Waking up each day to know I have the chance to try to practice Aikido either with my friends in class, or study on my own.

Everything after that ... is easy.

Deb Fisher
08-24-2002, 04:30 PM
I've been working on having more fun, not criticizing myself in the moment.

SeiserL
08-24-2002, 08:39 PM
Show up, relax, breathe, and enjoy myself. The rest is just doing whatever Sensei tells me to do.

Until again,

Lynn

MaylandL
08-25-2002, 12:41 AM
Enjoying training and leaving the dojo with the feeling that I learnt something.

Happy training all :)

BC
08-26-2002, 11:08 AM
Been focusing a lot lately on more precise footwork, as well as centering and moving from my hips. That and

zanshin.

Chocolateuke
08-26-2002, 12:24 PM
Focus not letting my mind wonder.

Also being stable!