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dominicmulholland
11-03-2004, 12:50 PM
I am a newcomer to Aikido, and in this capacity I was wandering if there was any advice that might be given with regards training regimen at home, with an emphasis on exercises to improve physical conditioning.

Respectfully Dominic

Don_Modesto
11-03-2004, 04:08 PM
I am a newcomer to Aikido, and in this capacity I was wandering if there was any advice that might be given with regards training regimen at home, with an emphasis on exercises to improve physical conditioning.

Respectfully Dominic

http://www.aikiweb.com/forums/showthread.php?t=6815

http://www.aikiweb.com/forums/showthread.php?t=3705

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Train hard.

dominicmulholland
11-04-2004, 10:00 AM
I thank you for you that. I will attempt to take some of that onboard. :D

Don_Modesto
11-04-2004, 11:48 AM
I thank you for you that. I will attempt to take some of that onboard. :D

Good luck.

"There is no spoon?"

Missed that one.

(Would've gotten "This is not a pipe"...)

akiy
11-04-2004, 12:01 PM
"There is no spoon?"

Missed that one.
You didn't miss much, in my opinion. It's from "The Matrix."

-- Jun

Yokaze
11-04-2004, 12:15 PM
I'd suggest adding a section of the site regarding one-person training techniques. It would be very helpful. Things like weapon practice and ukemi, and the stuff on those threads. ^^

Just a thought.

mindofthewind
11-17-2004, 07:55 AM
I know it is a late reply, but I am new to the forums. I also recently began training and there are two things, I have discovered, that help me with the physical part of Aikido. One is to do rowing excersises in front of a mirror so I can work on my posture and balance. I try to get the breathing down and that helps me relax in class. The other is to find doors that can be pushed open without turning a knob and use my center to open them. Just put your hand on it and think of touching the ground behind it. The trick is how to explain what you are doing to your boss when he sees you.

ian
11-17-2004, 09:30 AM
Hi Dominic!
Good to see you found aikiweb!

Personally I think press-ups are good physical conditioning for all martial arts (for striking) esp. with a clap in between each press-up. Good for developing striking ability. Around 80 normal press-ups is something to work towards. Bokken work (around 300 cuts) is also good. Sit-ups/crunches also good. Do you think I should draw up an out-of-class exercise regime?

Fitness is also good (through running or esp. swimming). Being fit has many advantages, one of which is that your brain and muscles can still work with less blood in your body so if you get stabbed you are likely to remain concious and active for longer.

Chi Gung can also be useful for developing relaxed power - ask Chris about that.

Bryan
11-17-2004, 01:03 PM
Do you think I should draw up an out-of-class exercise regime?


I would like to see it if you do. I'd like to create a new workout plan for myself. I am currently working out in a gym with a Physical Trainer for general fitness goals, but I am also cross training in multiple arts. I'd like to create better alignment with my workouts and my MA training. My PT is helping me with this, but I also like as many MA perspectives as I can get.

Regards

dominicmulholland
11-18-2004, 08:05 AM
Do you think I should draw up an out-of-class exercise regime?



I reckon that might be a good idea. I it would be useful to myself and I'm sure several other members of the class, especially since I am not sure as to exactly what areas I would need to work on. :ai: :ki: :do: