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Old 06-12-2007, 02:54 AM   #8
Location: Auckland
Join Date: Sep 2002
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New Zealand
Re: Aiki and cross training

Dirk Hanss wrote: View Post
Not much to add to those good replies.
I don't believe, that Tournament driven training is recommendable cross training.
I disagree with this. One thing Aikido doesn't develp particularly well is the things that you get from the competitve einvironment - such as the ability to keep your head and access your skills under the pressure of true resistance and competition.

I personally don't think that we should look to add that to Aikido - if we it ceases to be Aikido in my mind. But do like the idea of cross training in other forms that do develop those abiities - which can then be transferred to your Aikido skill.

"When your only tool is a hammer every problem starts to look like a nail"
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