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04-17-2005, 01:30 AM
AikiWeb Poll for the week of April 17, 2005:

Which movement direction in your body do you think is the most important in aikido techniques?

I don't do aikido
Forward
Backward
Upward
Downward


Here are the current results (http://www.aikiweb.com/polls/results.html?poll_id=268).

SeiserL
04-17-2005, 11:54 AM
In circles.

malsmith
04-17-2005, 03:42 PM
yeah, circles... or foward is good too.

Alvin H. Nagasawa
04-17-2005, 04:20 PM
I would always move in a forward or to enter movement.
think of your Randori training.

I hope this will help in your polling debate.

kironin
04-17-2005, 07:56 PM
forward and circles is not the most important

downward is.

;)
or to quote - down is down.

siwilson
04-17-2005, 09:44 PM
If it is not forwards, "hen night" what are you doing? :)

As for pulling!!! There is no pull in Aikido! Aikiodo can be said to be the way of pushing! It is all about pushing through the hips!

Hope that helps!

xuzen
04-17-2005, 10:19 PM
There are only two movements in aikido, Irimi (entering) and tenkan/kaiten (pivoting) both which are forward motion.

Since we are only allowed one vote, I voted forward. But there is also a very important motion i.e., downwards. Remember class, gravity is our friend. And aikido use the biggest object on this planet to hit their opponent that is Mother Earth herself.

Boon.

siwilson
04-18-2005, 06:49 AM
Boon

Spot on!

Ed OConnor
04-18-2005, 11:21 AM
Sixty Five:

When an opponent comes forward, move in and greet him; if he wants to pull back, send him on his way.

-Morihei Ueshiba

maikerus
04-18-2005, 07:58 PM
Boon...well said :)

--Michael

cck
04-22-2005, 01:46 PM
Round and around, hips hips hips (do the twist!). Think that weight is usually directed down, but sometimes comes up from under (if that makes sense at all)

senshincenter
04-22-2005, 01:55 PM
I would go off the suggested list and say: spiraling (whether that be upward, forward, downward, backwards, inward, outward, sideways, diagonally, or any combination thereof).

batemanb
04-26-2005, 02:57 AM
I would go off the suggested list and say: spiraling (whether that be upward, forward, downward, backwards, inward, outward, sideways, diagonally, or any combination thereof).


I vote for spiralling downwards, I may move forwards or backwards to effect this :D.

rgds

Bryan