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Old 09-18-2009, 07:47 AM   #16
Dojo: Calgary Aikikai
Location: Calgary, Alberta
Join Date: Nov 2000
Posts: 68
Re: YouTube - good or bad for aikido?

As Asai Sensei from Germany said to us at our summer seminar. "This is how I do the techniques and in my seminars do them my way" ( I am paraphrasing a bit). " When you practice with your sensei you should do them his way."

I think Youtube is a great resource but it can cause confusion on the mat when students bring a youtube "style" to the dojo.
As well I believe it causes difficulty for newer students in learning basic techniques (kihon) and doing ukemi.

my 2 cents worth

Andrew Barron
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