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Old 07-27-2010, 04:20 PM   #17
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Re: Crosstraining Aikidoka: A Survey

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1) How long have you been practicing Aikido?
8 years.

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2) What is/are the name(s) of the other art(s) you are currently practicing?
Aikijujutsu Yoseikan, Nihon Taijutsu. Mainly.

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3) How long have you been practicing the other art(s) concurrent with your training in Aikido?
7 years.

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4) What ratio of time do you devote to each art (ie. how many days a week are spent practicing Aikido, how many days in the other art(s)?)
50/50.

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5) Is the focus/goal of your cross training:
a) to complement your practice of Aikido
b) to broaden your knowledge/overall skill as a martial artist in general
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c) other (if so, what?)
a+b

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6) If you believe that the current art(s) you are cross training in is/are benefiting or complementing your practice of Aikido, could you please describe how?
Absolutely.

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7) Can you think of any ways that your current cross training may actually be detrimental to your practice of Aikido and if so, please describe how.
In no way.
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