Thread: Cross Training
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Old 12-19-2003, 09:34 AM   #58
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 494
No arguments from me Ted.

I now view any other training as crosstraining since aikido is my primary focus and the other things I do - I do to enhane my aikido. Aikido is the method in which I live my life. So whether it be running for conditioning, meditation for stillness, of boxing for footwork, it is all to reach my potential in living the aiki way.

Naturally these other things I do will affect my personal aikido but I don't view it as a hybrid because I focus on remaining true to the pillars of aikido as I understand the art. To me this means extend ki, keep one point, relax completely, and keep weight underside. The techniques themselves are not the significant as long as I blend and make the effort to protect my attacker ( I still have trouble with that one:-)
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