Re: Poll: How effective is learning aikido through a purely visual media (videos, DVDs, software, etc)?
I think Aikido is just one of those intricate and difficult styles that one has to learn in person. However, this is coming from a guy who has never trained with a video...let alone an aikido one! lol...however...I do own a lot of books and magazines and have been able to pick up stuff from such sources. Like Rupert said..."it depends on what your goals are."