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AikiWeb System 01-22-2006 12:30 AM

Poll: How important is slow training in aikido?
 
AikiWeb Poll for the week of January 22, 2006:

How important is slow training in aikido?
  • I don't do aikido
  • Critically important
  • Very important
  • Somewhat important
  • Not very important
  • Not at all important
Here are the current results.

Mark Freeman 01-22-2006 10:46 AM

Re: Poll: How important is slow training in aikido?
 
The slower I study, the faster I get. :)

SeiserL 01-22-2006 02:12 PM

Re: Poll: How important is slow training in aikido?
 
IMHO, critical.
Go slow to go faster with better pecision and timing.

Mike Haftel 01-22-2006 06:57 PM

Re: Poll: How important is slow training in aikido?
 
What is slow training and how is it different from fast training and why is this question (and its answers) important to Aikido to begin with?

Qatana 01-22-2006 07:15 PM

Re: Poll: How important is slow training in aikido?
 
When you train slow shomenuchi ikkyo starts to feel the same whether you are uke or nage. That alone makes it worthwhile to me.

Rolf Granlund 01-23-2006 01:08 AM

Re: Poll: How important is slow training in aikido?
 
For myself, slow training is essential for learning the flow of the technique. I might be able to pull it off going quickly but the necessary parts of the technique will be lacking.

billybob 01-23-2006 03:19 PM

Re: Poll: How important is slow training in aikido?
 
Slow to get the feeling in your nervous system - to feel your feet, to fill the body positions with ki, and not muscular force. Slow to prevent injury, and learn to blend with opponent's energy.

IMHO - if you are doing it right you can't tell if you did it fast or slow, just feels right.

dave

CNYMike 01-23-2006 06:25 PM

Re: Poll: How important is slow training in aikido?
 
Slower is better for learning.

ian 01-24-2006 04:23 AM

Re: Poll: How important is slow training in aikido?
 
I like to break training up into 3 types (in order of progression):
1. stationary (i.e. a hard grab) - to learn body mechanics
2. slow attack and slow response - to learn how to blend with precision and increase sensetivity whilst maintaining connection (also to learn how to change technique, when and why)
3. fast and hard attacks - to learn timing and develop reactions

Thus IMO slow training is an essential aspect of aikido and without it it is difficult to improve sensivity and blending.

Brad Pruitt 08-10-2006 11:49 PM

Re: Poll: How important is slow training in aikido?
 
Quote:

IMHO, critical.
Go slow to go faster with better pecision and timing.
I agree with this statement.


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