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Old 05-03-2007, 01:38 PM   #6
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Dojo: Tsubaki Kannagara Jinja Aikidojo; Himeji Shodokan Dojo
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Re: Poll: What level of vigorousness do you feel leads to the most effective learning

I picked extreamly vigorously, but was including "mental vigor" to the idea (ie-awareness should be as active as possible). Not everything should be done at break-neck to speak. I'm actually a great fan of "slow-mo" practice, but I think it should be done in conjunction with highly kinetic practice as well. Moving slowly gives the mind time to sift through the data more easily and I think teaches one good form (ie-using more naturally strong movements; connecting from ground to hara to uke; etc.); while moving fast teaches one how to make those postures' strengths more temporally dynamic.

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