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Old 03-24-2002, 06:47 PM   #14
Largo
Dojo: Aikikai Dobunkan/ Icho Ryu Aikijujutsu
Location: Indiana
Join Date: Nov 2001
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Heavy bags are a pretty good investment, if you have the room to set them up, of course.

Speed, power (not just muscle power), and accuracy are vital in ANY martial art. Aikido demands a great deal of accuracy, and ability to deal with high speed atemi. Check out all of those threads on aikdoka vs. boxers, kickboxers, karateka, tae bo, and that girl from crouching tiger.

Also, bag training will definitely help you get a feel for your own ma-ai (another topic that always comes up on aikido vs. the wold threads). So, understanding your own distancing, as well as moving in with full force (which you can`t {or shouldn't} do often to y our training partners).

Lastly, sometimes its just fun to hit stuff

Largo
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