View Single Post
Old 03-22-2006, 07:41 PM   #32
Upyu
Dojo: Aunkai, Tokyo
Location: Tokyo, Japan
Join Date: Oct 2004
Posts: 591
Offline
Re: Correct Movement in Aikido

I definitely agree there. :-D
You can't just assume that working yourself to exhaustion will magically result in an epiphany. You have to have a concrete idea after what you're shooting for.
Maybe I should have made that clearer.

Even then you need both kinds, fine tuning type exercises where you don't physically exhaust yourself, as you figure out what's going on, then upping the pressure to see how your body reacts.
You need all gradiations of intensity, and there is definitely a "smarter" way to approach and improve these kind of skills...

use your head...

use your head...

use your head...

use your g#'()"#%mmed head...

is a mantra i end up wanting to tell a lot of people that I've touched hands with
  Reply With Quote