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aikido_luver
08-20-2004, 12:35 AM
hi
Im a newbie here, but i was wondering if a lot of people did freestyle Jo work while training with the Jo? I have only done it once or twice in the last year but i was also wondering if anyone has any tips on how to figure out what kind of attack (ie, tsuki, shomen, yokomen etc) your opponent does before they do it, i have noticed i can get a rough idea of what they will attack with or where they are attacking but i was wondering if their is any ways to improve this? can any one please help me?

thanks

Ayla
NZ

Ron Tisdale
08-20-2004, 09:56 AM
We train with the jo quite a bit...but I would not feel anywhere near safe doing 'freestyle' with it. And that's after about 8 to 10 years of training. Just wouldn't even consider it in a training environment. I've been whacked enough just doing kata badly.

RT

Don_Modesto
08-20-2004, 02:22 PM
We train with the jo quite a bit...but I would not feel anywhere near safe doing 'freestyle' with it. And that's after about 8 to 10 years of training. Just wouldn't even consider it in a training environment. I've been whacked enough just doing kata badly.

What he said!

(Ouch! It hurts just thinking about it.)

Ron Tisdale
08-20-2004, 02:25 PM
:) Hey Don...

R

Don_Modesto
08-20-2004, 02:36 PM
:) Hey Don...

R

Howdy!

(Apropos of your post on the sore knees, I think of you everytime I have my class do a lap of the dojo in SHIKO. Got this one old hard-line ex-Marine who refuses to sit out the lap despite pain on the side of the knee...Take care.)

NagaBaba
08-20-2004, 07:40 PM
We, with my wife, we do some time any attack/any defence practice with jo, but in low speed. Of cource, with adrenaline, often we speed up and it becomes difficult to preseve relatif safety of practice.
Very fun stuff.

DCP
08-20-2004, 09:55 PM
You have a cool wife, Szczepan.

aikido_luver
08-21-2004, 02:51 AM
We dont do it fast we just start off slow and speed up once we get into a rythym, i was just wondering if there was a way to improve your scences so you can see what/where your opponent is going to attack....its really fun... so can someone please help me?
thanks in advance

ayla

Aikilove
08-21-2004, 03:04 AM
Yea... train every day... ;)

NagaBaba
08-23-2004, 09:25 PM
We dont do it fast we just start off slow and speed up once we get into a rythym, i was just wondering if there was a way to improve your scences so you can see what/where your opponent is going to attack....its really fun... so can someone please help me?
thanks in advance

ayla
Look at attacker as whole entity, particularly at his shoulders, his body language will help you to detect even what he thinks :)
Learn how to impose you rythme, and how to break a rythme.