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mathewjgano 11-30-2007 12:27 PM

Doka of the day
 
"The enemy comes running in to strike.
At the instant of the attack,
Avoid his strike with one step
And counter attack in that instant."

I think this is a particularly usefull doka for focusing on the timing of techniques. I usually prefer to train slowly to get the chance to really feel a technique out, but would also have to say I tend to learn timing a bit more slowly. Lately I've been trying to move more like the above quote idealizes, but that whole "instantaneous-coordination" thing is tough.
Any thoughts on training to make the above happen more easily?
Take care,
Matt

Ron Tisdale 11-30-2007 12:47 PM

Re: Doka of the day
 
Rocky Izumi has a recent post about using a heavy bag to train evasions / entries...looked like a darn good method to me! Do a search on his name and heavy bag and I think you should turn it up...

B,
R

Will Prusner 11-30-2007 12:48 PM

Re: Doka of the day
 
Reminds me of the Samurai saying:

"The difference between life and death (In Aikido, the success or failure of a technique) should be as thin as a sheet of paper.

I remeber reading William Gleason's explanation of this in "The Spiritual Foundations of Aikido"

The close tolerances involved and required seem almost divine in nature. No wonder some folks wanted private tutoring from the Tengu.

Dennis Hooker 11-30-2007 02:48 PM

Re: Doka of the day
 
Quote:

Ron Tisdale wrote: (Post 194968)
Rocky Izumi has a recent post about using a heavy bag to train evasions / entries...looked like a darn good method to me! Do a search on his name and heavy bag and I think you should turn it up...

B,
R

Is that old dog still barking too:D . Well hell if you see him tell him Hooker says Hi.

Ron Tisdale 11-30-2007 02:58 PM

Re: Doka of the day
 
Good to see you Too! Glad you're still posting. :)

Best,
Ron


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