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Old 10-18-2004, 07:20 AM   #5
SeiserL
 
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Re: Poll: How important is solo training (ie by yourself) in your aikido training?

Very important.

Remember, where ever the head goes the body tends to follow. IMHO, meditation, readining, thinking, and mental rehearsal assist us in controling the body, mind, emotions, and Ki flow.

I also find solo conditioning very important. Running, skipping rope, and doing Tenkans help endurance and coordination.

Solo weapons practice is very important too. Kata is meant to polish skills and spirit.

Lynn Seiser PhD
Yondan Aikido & FMA/JKD
We do not rise to the level of our expectations, but fall to the level of our training. Train well. KWATZ!
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