Re: Poll: How helpful has using visual media (videos, DVDs, software, etc) been in your aikido training?
I think that what we will all learn eventually, that videos can become very useful tools, and should be incorporated more in ourt practice. The videos I am referring to we be videos of your own performance. Thus you would be able to see, objectively, what you are doing right, and what you recognise as problme areas. By using videos periodically, you could then also see if you have been working on the problem areas, or if they are still there. Other people's videos, are nice to open yourself and your practice to other ways to practice your techniques. There is just no one way to do this stuff. Eventually if we continue to improve , we have to find our own way, which personal videos can be of tremendous help in showing us both our strong points and weaknesses.