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Old 04-25-2011, 04:09 AM   #43
Tony Wagstaffe
Location: Winchester
Join Date: Oct 2005
Posts: 1,211
United Kingdom
Re: Are we really doing O'Senseis Aikido?

Peter Gröndahl wrote: View Post
So aikido should take at least 30000 hours? 10000 for gotai, 10000 for jutai and 10000 for ki no nagare? Not to mention that your still "just" doing kihon waza in different forms. Another 10000 to learn jiyuwaza and 10000 for randori?

What do you define as the difference between ryu tai and ki no nagare? (I understand them as both being used to describe flowing waza).
Well that lets me in then? at shodan I accumulated 1637 hours, by nidan 2750 hours on top of that, another 3 years after on top of nidan In 1986 when I got sandan, I have stopped counting since then....
I have worked it out..... Since sandan, dojo training and practice 6 hours a week and sometimes at weekends let alone daily 1 hours practice most days, allowing for holidays which are very infrequent and at least one days rest works out at around 21000 hours, which gets me a 2/3rds of the way there then? I still practice kihon every day.... should make it by the time I'm 65...?
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