Re: can aikido benefit from chinese arts?
Ian, I guess that you already have read Ellis Amdurs blog "Hidden in plain sight" over at Aikidojournal.com and the following discussions (165 replys last time i checked)?
Personally I think this is the primary benifits of morote dori kokyo ho and suburi-training. (Tom Yawata stated on the discussion following the "Hidden..." that morote dori kokyo-ho as done in Iwama-style aikido has striking similarities to Yoshinkans exercises that aim to develop elbow power (Hiriki no yosei?) )
But then again, I´m a noob.
Training in chinese arts: It could certainly be beneficial for ones development in aikido, but if I had a choice I would rather seek an opportunity to train in Daito Ryu since it seems that it contains quite a bit of internal training.
Last edited by grondahl : 10-31-2005 at 08:26 AM.