Aikido Practice at Home
I ask for advice to the Yudansha out there. Yeah..I want to pick your guy's brains involving what to practice when one is at home.
I usually do irimi tenkan practice, happo undo, some break falls if there are barely any ppl around...Besides that...i dont know what to practice...
My question is this...
How do you practice at home? Do you have a training formula that would work well for a beginning aikidoka (ehem ehem....me!)? How long should one practice? What about space constraints at home? How do you deal with that?
Replies are encouraged....
Train hard.:p :do: :triangle: :square: :circle: :ai: :ki:
Re: Aikido Practice at Home
I usualy start with Aiki Taiso.
Some irimi tenkan undo, shiho and happo geri undo.
Some ken and jo suburi.
Partner training with my imaginairy friend.
I practise for as long as it is fun or until I have to go and do something else (work, meet friends etc.) which varies from 20 minutes upto 2 hours.
For space constraints, well that is easy:
I wack the lamp with my weapons. :eek:
I hit the ceiling with my weapons leaving for other people uncomprehensible scufmarks. :eek:
Remember: dont wack the TV. :D
And on beautiful days I go and find a quiete place in the park.
training @ home
Weapons training at home is always good, especially if you have room to build a tanren(sp?) for sword strikes.
And if the neighbor has a dog that likes to jump up, that's always a good partner for tenkan, & sometimes even kokyu nage if the pooch is agreeable.
I like a lot of Tenkan work. Keep alternating 90-degree with 180-degree. Keep you hands centered and low or practice techniques (sorta shadow box them). Weapons waza is always excellent. Also, run and skip rope. Read and meditate. Most importantly, ralex, breath, and enjoy your life.
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