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Old 04-14-2006, 11:39 AM   #17
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Dojo: Ryokukai
Location: Michigan
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Re: Using your centre during training

Stephen Adams wrote:

I've been training in Aikido for a couple months and I know that your centre is very important in Aikido, but how do you concentrate on centre when training.

I find that when I'm trying to perform a technique if I try to concentrate on my centre my either my footwork suffers or my arms flap around.
You will have a much better idea of how to use your center as you continue to practice. Just as importantly, you will have a better idea of where ukes center is
Stephen Adams wrote:
So what techniques do you use to focus on your centre while training, do you try to suck in and tense up your centre before starting a technique? Stephen
You use your center on every technique. Your hips must always be moving. They don't just glide forward and tenkan on the same plane. They also have to move up and down. You can create alot of power in your techniques simply by maintaining good posture and sinking your hips.

Nathan Snow
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