Re: Poll: How important has experiencing other martial arts been for you in understanding aikido more deeply?
I'm glad my first karate teached approached his teaching as budo and that's the most valuable part I've got from him.
Other very important part I've got practicing other MA before Aikido is to be patient, to concentrate on what is taught, not to expect miracles in couple of days and be discouraged, to be persistent.
Then of cource the body physical condition, which helps me to concentrate on the technique.
Plus maybe the ability to deal with different types of pain and to understand my "body language".
And of cource it gave me advantage of understanding the right way to do atemi.
I guess that's enaugh to vote "very important".
Last edited by suren : 10-25-2004 at 11:26 AM.