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Old 11-11-2005, 11:00 AM   #46
roosvelt
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Re: Aikido3D

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Doug Wiley wrote:

1. Will this help me learn* the most fundamental techniques (including ukemi)?
2. Will this help me learn the names of the techniques?
3. Is this even the same style of Aikido as the dojo I'm currently attending?
4. Most importantly, will this give me the confidence to roll around on my concrete apartment floor?

-Doug
>>1. Will this help me learn* the most fundamental techniques (including ukemi)?

You won't learn ukemi from it. The Uke doesn't do a simple normal backward roll in the entire program.

You can learn the kata from it.

>>2. Will this help me learn the names of the techniques?

Yes. It helps a lot with the pronouncations.

>>3. Is this even the same style of Aikido as the dojo I'm currently attending?

I believe so. Of course your instructor may have small variations.

>>4. Most importantly, will this give me the confidence to roll around on my concrete apartment floor?

Not a chance.

I think you're in the right direction. To learn ukemi is job #1 for beginners.

Aikido3D will help you in the future. But now, I think should get some Ukemi tapes or books first.
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