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Old 08-18-2005, 07:42 AM   #7
BenjaminH
Location: Virginia
Join Date: Aug 2005
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Thumbs down Re: learning 2 arts at the same time

I have studied karate for years, and am now taking up Aikido about 5 months ago.

Initially people had to really stress the concept of blending as I've been trained to parry and destroy with my blocks.

So as a result,my karate is becoming a lot softer, and that's by choice.

Also I never realized how much energy was head on energy in karate. I always felt I was redirecting my oponent. Boy have I learned differently.

The good news is because of karate I can take a hit and dish one out as well, but with enough Aikido I can hopefull avoid getting hit at all.

So.. right now no problems x training.. though the traditionalists in Karate may not like what I am becoming
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