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Old 05-20-2011, 01:46 PM   #38
cguzik
Location: Tulsa, OK
Join Date: Aug 2000
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Re: Frustration with super-soft aikido class

The problem with training solely in technique without parallel training in connection is that it can develop really bad habits that will be very hard to eliminate once they are ingrained. There's nothing wrong with training waza -- at 6th kyu you definitely need to learn basic aikido movements as well, but I would consider yourself very fortunate that you get to study in classes that are focused on connection from time to time.
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