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Old 12-24-2003, 09:51 AM   #9
LongInTheTooth
Dojo: Ottawa Aikikai
Join Date: Dec 2003
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My first two months of Aikido were through a class such as this. Many aspects of it were helpfull, but the foot-work drills were of immense help.

The first ten minutes of class every day, "Left foot forward, and ten-kan.. one! two! one! two!..." and so on, through irimi, ten-chin, irimi-ten-kan, ten-kai, and so on.

When techniques were being demonstrated later on, it really helped to be able to indentify the steps involved and be comfortable with each.

Hope this is usefull,

Sean C.
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