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Creation Date: 01-13-2006 12:46 PM
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  #11 New 09-03-2006 07:00 AM
I have hated Randori since the very beginning, it's just been so hard. I've taken Aikido for a year now and I've started to understanfd the building blocks of the building blocks of the etc, etc of Aikido. My rolling falling striking throwing kokyu and everything else is becoming clearerbecause of effort and time served in practice. Even Sensei's tips are beginning to make sense to me, and then there's been Randori. Frickin' Randori.

Recently I've started to notice the senior students behavior during this practice and I never realized how often they atemi before. So I decided to try it and it changed my attitude from I hate this to I may be able to handle it. I always went into it not wanting to do the same thing twice feeling I want to be the guy to cover a wide spread of techniques, including trying to force a predetermined technique on every attack until I get it. I have more Randori friendly techniques to use practiced to instinct and I willing to use atemi since I see others use it, and it works very well to create desirable openings in the crowd.
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#1 09-20-2006 02:30 PM
jducusin Says:
Hey Trevor --- glad to hear the atemi is working well for you! I find that it works best when your attackers plant themselves/are heavy/don't react realistically to what you're trying to do --- it definitely gives them incentive to move and thus give you the energy and openings you need to do a technique. Hopefully over time you will no longer feel as frustrated about not knowing a wide variety of techniques --- this will only come with time and more practice. I find that "one beat" techniques like Kokyunage are usually the best for Randori when it comes to buying you both time and space to move around in...we used to do at least one Kokyunage at the end of each night, so if you find a variety of these useful to know for Randori purposes, certainly bring it up with Sensei --- the more requests he gets for teaching/practicing certain techniques, the more inclined he'll be to cover them in class. Another thing that also helps one's Randori is relaxation --- you missed a really good relaxation exercise we did last week that would be really helpful to you --- you should ask Sensei more about it...I find that when I change my frame of mind and relax, it's easier to see openings and I find that I'm not struggling against my attackers' energy so much as blending with it. Hope that helps, and see you on the mats! Jamie
 




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