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Old 07-08-2006, 02:25 AM   #1
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Dojo: Sensei Aikido Dojo / Marikina Metro Manila
Location: Tokyo, Japan
Join Date: Jun 2006
Posts: 115
Aikido in a Work Out Gym

Hi everyone,

I comment I posted in another thread made me think....

I go to a gym to work out every other night(my first time, been doing it for about a month). My gym instructor said that as a newbie to "lifitng" he was pretty impressed with the stable control I had over my bodily movements...

example: when doing chest lifting, he pionted out that regardless of the weight I was carrying, my arms were very stable during the times they were extended straight out....

I was thinking, was this a manifestation of the undbendable arm we practice in aikido?


Also, in Aikido we train to conserve and control energy, whereas working out requires the exertion of a lot of enegy.... how else can we apply Aikido in situations like these?

ideas, opinons?

thanks all.
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