Thread: Speed in waza?
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Old 03-01-2012, 04:16 PM   #1
Dojo: Suenaka-Ha Aikido of Bloomington
Location: Bloomington, Indiana
Join Date: Dec 2011
Posts: 170
Speed in waza?

So for the past several months I have been working very hard on overcoming my instinct to move quickly, and to go slowly and make sure I get the technique correct. Last night we had a fast class because we are sharing our space, and the final two techniques we ran through quickly so we could clear the space.

I've been having issues with kote gaeshi, but when I ran through it quickly and got more of the motion, I found it was a lot easier to get my hip movement down and get the technique off.

Is this an instance of speed hiding flaws in technique, or are some of the techniques easier to use when you move fast?

Any opinions on this would be great!

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