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Old 06-07-2004, 12:17 PM   #5
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 495
Re: new topic on training.

I agree with all above. Aikido is so much muscle memory, connection, and feel that you need partners to truly learn techniques. I do know that I used to read a lot of books before I started study and they did help with the mental side of things. One thing I was able to pick up from books was basic ukemi. I had some experience with karate but the books helped a great deal. Now of course there are a lot of good ukemi videos.
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