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Old 12-19-2009, 05:03 PM   #8
Dojo: Tenchi Kai Aikido
Location: Dundee
Join Date: Jan 2007
Posts: 6
Re: What's your daily practice?

As part of my martial arts training in Dundee, Scotland I focus primarily on moving, by practicing the basic stances and turning movements.

I tend to place particular emphasis on my weight distribution and the feeling of being grounded (one with the ground) whilst retaining perfect balance.

After this I have found a number of ways to simulate having an Uke by practicing techniques such as Irimi nage, in a door frame.... i.e. by practicing irimi from various distances into the wall. Practicing in a door frame means that you can use the wall to simulate a strong opponent. You enter, extending your arm to the wall (as if it were around Uke's neck and upper body), squaring your hips off against the wall etc...

I have found performing this and a number other techniques against the wall invaluable in my daily practice, as few things are as unforgiving.... Practicing this frequently fosters a strong technique that works against otherwise immovable opponents.
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