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Old 03-26-2013, 09:56 AM   #1
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Dojo: Open Sky Aikikai (formerly the North Winnipeg Aikikai)
Location: Winterpeg, Manisnowba
Join Date: Feb 2003
Posts: 144
"Nia" dance and connection to Aikido practice

Just wondering if anyone here has tried "Nia" - a "sensory-based movement practice" that is apparently very low impact and borrows from martial arts (including Aikido), dance, yoga, the Alexander technique and Feldenkrais.

It was recently recommended to me by a dancer friend of mine and I'm curious to know what any Aikidoka who've tried it think - especially about how well it integrates into their Aikido practice and/or vice versa.


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