Re: Poll: How often do you engage in very slow practice in aikido?
I can't believe that only 12 people have responded to this poll so far.
To perform a slow technique in my opinion is a very good demonstration of mastery. It is very hard to "fudge" a technique as compared to speeding through it and blurring ones mistakes.
I have heard all the arguments for "fast" or "normal" speed, and specificity of training, but in the initial development of a skill the correct motor pathways need to be developed/programmed first.
As the saying goes "Practice does not make perfect, but perfect practice does."
There is a time and place for speed. We don't start learning to drive at 100kph. ( +- 60 mph).
Come on people ...............bite!