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Old 09-11-2006, 05:32 AM   #2
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Re: Poll: Is regularly training at multiple aikido dojo beneficial to experienced aikido practitioners?

A more interesting question.

I replied no, because I think regular training with different styles in not necessarily useful. However, I would say that it is certainly important to train with different styles or at least different clubs - indeed even with different martial arts.

I think the aikido each of us take is a path, and when we have a question in our aikido, we need to answer it. Sometimes this means focusing on a different style, trying something new, testing it out in some way, or re-visiting something you'd previously rejected. Thus, for advanced students, maybe it is best to spend time with another club, but not necessarily to try to do this at the same time as the current club.


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