Thread: Speed in waza?
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Old 03-01-2012, 05:51 PM   #2
Dojo: Aiki Shoshinkan, Aiki Kenkyukai
Join Date: Oct 2001
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Re: Speed in waza?

Yes. Static before nagare. Smooth not fast.

But having done nagare kotegaeshi in a seminar after my first 3 classes in aikido, I'm inclined to think that it allowed me to understand some of the mechanical motions of the technique that helped with my kihon application for a number of years.

However only after revisiting it again under kihon with full resistance do i understand kotegaeshi even more.

So in essence. Slow, fast then slow again. Increasing resistance and danger to progress. Over the course of your lifetime I would think.

Draw strength from stillness. Learn to act without acting. And never underestimate a samurai cat.
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