Re: Why do we do it?
His view of Aikido doesn't fit with mine. In the two dojos I've trained in there wasn't any real tanking...there was dialing it back so newbies like me could work on applying pressure in particular ways, but never "just falling," unless it was a newer person over-anticipating, but that's quickly corrected in my experience.
I train in Aikido because of the workout I get: improved physical fitness (strength, coordination, and flexibility); mental fitness (focus, relaxation, sense of well-being, and responsiveness); and improved vitality. I generally go home with my chronic injuries feeling better and, despite being tired, feeling sharper and more energetic than when I arrived.
Last edited by mathewjgano : 07-20-2012 at 11:32 PM.