Re: Poll: How helpful is visually examining techniques in learning aikido for you?
I think this question is just plain ridiculous.
How helpful is visually examining techinque in aikido, how helpful is feeling a technique, how helpful is having a technique explained to you, how helpful is doing a technique yourself, how helpful is being thrown, how helpful is practice, how helpful is asking questions, etc....
Of course any of these are helpful.
Do these polls actually have a purpose?
Hypothetically, how would a person learn a throw if they never had it explained to them, never actually did it, never had it done to them, never felt it, never considered it, never whatever?
I'm not criticising you, I'm criticising these polls that pop up every once in a while. They are just invalid questions to begin with.