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Old 05-18-2006, 07:14 PM   #273
Kevin Leavitt
 
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Re: The "Jo Trick" and Similar Exercises

Robert, thanks for the info on Ark...I will have to see if I can make it.

Solo exercises. You know I used to do alot of these. Still do on occassion, but these days I am not feeling the value as much as working with a partner. I'd choose working with a partner any day over solo exercises.

I do work on ashi taisho a fair amount. In fact, It takes me about an hour to mop the dojo floor and I do this as a training exercise using correct transferrence of weight and posture.

again, these days, I am not feeling the value of it as it relates to much of anything. I'd rather practice these things with a person...i.e. push hands style.

Our beginners in BJJ we teach basic guard stressing posture, we have some drills, but mainly we work on proper body posture and position working on correct alignment and weight distribution in the various dominate positions. It is more about feel than anything else. it is tempting to get focused on technique...but I find this also true in aikido.
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