the purpose of suburi in aikido?
what's the purpose of suburi in aikido? by suburi, I mean the simple moves of lifting and lowering the bokken (or heavier suburi to). not the kata.. is it to develop more arm strength? (I thought we're not supposed to rely on strength in aikido?) or is it to familiarize our body with the correct way to move a sword with minimal strength? (if it is, then I've been training incorrectly all this time) we almost never had any sword training in my dojo so my knowledge about these stuffs is very little.
Last edited by dapidmini : 01-09-2012 at 09:52 PM.