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11-16-2004, 11:06 PM
I'm an English Language teacher working in Ras Al Khaimah, in the UAE. I'm still a relative novice in the martial arts. I'm a student of Taekwondo, in which I hold a 1st Dan, and have also studied Jiu Jitsu for three years and Karate for 2 years, along with a year of Chow Gar Kung Fu.
I have never studied Aikido but have started looking for a club, as I feel it would complement the Taekwondo well.
I'm looking forward to benefiting from your collective wisdom, and also adding to discussions myself.
11-17-2004, 12:01 AM
One thing you will notice in Aikido - the lack of footwork. You hold your center steady with your legs, but kick are a rarity. But everyone experiences Aikido differently and I hope you will find something you like in here. Welcome to the club :D
Welcome, and thank you for your introduction!
As for kicks, my teacher's teacher (as well as my teacher) sometimes incorporates them (as well as sweeps and such) into his techniques...
11-17-2004, 11:48 AM
"One thing you will notice in Aikido - the lack of footwork." I disagree. If anything the footwork is more complex and subtle. It is the key to the center.
11-17-2004, 01:22 PM
I disagree. If anything the footwork is more complex and subtle. It is the key to the center.
Yes. But I was referring to kicks.
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