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Old 05-24-2005, 12:59 PM   #15
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Re: Aikido: Most Physically Involving?

When I do Tomiki Aikido, I don't sweat that much at all. When I go to an Aikikai seminar or school, I sweat a lot. The Tomiki style I learned executes the technique once uke steps, so there's not as much motion going on.

The Aikikai people I've worked out with, have more movement, and once they fall, they pop back up real fast, then attack again and again at a fast pace. I sweat profusely.

It could be that I'm better and more accustomed to my style, but I think it's all the motion involved that gets your heart rate up.

I sweat just as much in BJJ, basketball and skateboarding, so I don't think Aikido is any more demanding then other arts.
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