Hello and thank you for visiting AikiWeb, the
world's most active online Aikido community! This site is home to
over 22,000 aikido practitioners from around the world and covers a
wide range of aikido topics including techniques, philosophy, history,
humor, beginner issues, the marketplace, and more.
If you wish to join in the discussions or use the other advanced
features available, you will need to register first. Registration is
absolutely free and takes only a few minutes to complete so sign up today!
In Seidokan, teachers are trained to be very clear about what they want a student to be learning. In ASU, there seems to be less of this. So, I've spent a lot of time trying to figure out what it is that Chuck thinks I need to learn. On Tuesdays class, it seemed like it was the idea of keeping the whole body moving. The two-sword katas are great for teaching this, as they force you to move your hands in opposition to one another and to communicate that to your heaps and feet. I want to learn to visualize my techniques as though I am holding two swords.