Thread: Solo Practice
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Old 07-18-2001, 09:13 AM   #9
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I think the best thing to do is to practice as much as you can. However, sometimes that is limited by the number of classes your dojo offers, and sometimes by lack of availability of your own personal time due to either job, family, or other responsibilities. Even though the dojo where I practice offers classes seven days a week, sometimes three classes a day, I can only get there for two to four classes a week. I simply have other things in my life that require my attention, such as family and work. That said, I also supplement my class time with solo ukemi practice, weapons suburi, and basic aikido exercises like rowing, tenkan, ikkyo, and happo undo exercies. I'm not a big fan of practicing actual techniques with a "shadow partner," because for me the very precise nature of aikido techniques makes me feel like I need to train with a partner. But that's just my personal preference.

Robert Cronin
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