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Old 07-02-2010, 10:18 PM   #12
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Re: Aikido - Is there Randori? Is Aikido a Workout?

I get a work out most classes in my dojo. I think it depends on the dojo, the training environment and also your partner. Most of my partners feel free to toss me around and I hop back up for more. I think sensei likes using me partially because of that. You can make it more active just by making sure your moving. If your working with a beginner, obviously things will be slowed down. If cardio is your main goal though, I think you may find better results elsewhere. HOWEVER, if you are interested in aikido I think you will get some decent cardio. Go check out your local dojo and pick one that caters more to what you are looking for.

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