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Old 03-11-2001, 11:54 PM   #7
Dojo: Foothills Aikido, Evergreen, Colorado
Location: Evergreen, Colorado, USA
Join Date: Oct 2000
Posts: 25
The.. third execises are part of the randori at the end of the training:... two uke attack a single nage who has his/her eyes closed (no strikes or kicks, of course)....
And with closed eyes, you have to rely on your feeling of where the force and the flow goes.


Thank you for this great idea. Last week I taught a class where we started with a few ki exercises. Then to different types of techniques involving front and rear grabs. And then finally randori with closed eyes. Overall it was very interesting. I think everyone learned a little bit more about themselves. Further, at the end of each closed eye randori we did a short regular randori, and each person noticed a difference in his or her technique and awareness level.

Thank you again.
Yours in Aikihood

Steve Nelson
Confront the enemy with the point of your sword against his face.
-Miyamoto Musashi, "A Book of Five Rings"
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