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Old 03-18-2007, 09:04 AM   #2
Dojo: Calgary Aikikai
Location: Calgary, Alberta
Join Date: Nov 2000
Posts: 68
Re: Poll: How often do you engage in very slow practice in aikido?

Not enough!!!!

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!

Andrew Barron
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