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Old 10-17-2004, 03:49 PM   #3
rcoit
Dojo: northeast aikikai
Location: Massachusetts
Join Date: Oct 2003
Posts: 34
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Re: Poll: How important is solo training (ie by yourself) in your aikido training?

I said "very important", since I have been unable to continue practising at a dojo for several months. I use bokken and jo daily and use a tree as resistance. I believe I have continued to improve a sense of center but really miss the fluid dynamics/energy exchange from uke-nage interaction that is so critical...timing, rhythm, ma-ai, I miss terribly.
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