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Old 08-03-2004, 09:31 AM   #11
Dojo: Messores Sensei (Largo, Fl.)
Location: Florida
Join Date: Mar 2001
Posts: 1,267
Re: Blindly searching for the path of Aikido

Lynn Seiser wrote:
IMHO, there are several things you can do when training alone.

General conditioning helps.

Footwork: skip rope and practice Tenkan (I like the 90-180-90-180 pattern) (keep hands on the centerline)

Shadow: walk through the techniques

Mental rehearsal:

Education: read all you can

Meditation: just sit, quiet the mind

Enviromental awareness: pay attention
Right on the money, these suggestions.

Don J. Modesto
St. Petersburg, Florida
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