Re: New to aikido: 2 questions; ki aikido and manhattan dojos
Hi Julian and welcome to AikiWeb. I would recommend you to take a free class at the New York Ki Aikido. You'll either sign up that date or move on to a different one. Ki development is an intergral part of the aikido and ki extension are developed along with the art. There are different levels of randori in the Ki Society. Brown belts up to shodan are mostly lapel grabs. Higher levels involves different attacks and of course corresponding throws. I've been doing Ki Aikido for over four years so I'm still new.
Try a free class.