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Old 12-06-2005, 06:55 PM   #21
Rolf Granlund
Dojo: Shinsuikan/Genoa, Ohio
Location: Toledo, OH
Join Date: Jul 2002
Posts: 32
Re: Poll: How helpful are verbal instructions in learning aikido for you?

I agree with Mr. Bergman. The learning process starts with verbalization. But I also know for myself that there comes a time when speech gets in the way. This is mostly just for myself. I have a very real tendency to over analyze a technique and talking about it is just another means of trying to understand a technique first before I perform it.

For me, verbalization is a starting of the process but the real learning is done when executing the technique on the mat.

With Respect,
Rolf Granlund
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