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Old 07-26-2010, 03:20 PM   #26
Erik Calderon
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Dojo: Erik Calderon's Martial Arts Program
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Re: Home Learning

I think Home learning sounds like a great idea! Maybe I'll develop a program for that.

Although you do need partners to practice, with technology these days, a home course needs to be developed for Aikido!

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Old 07-26-2010, 03:45 PM   #27
Janet Rosen
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Re: Home Learning

Erik Calderon wrote: View Post
I think Home learning sounds like a great idea! Maybe I'll develop a program for that.
For a small fee or a good meal, I'll make home visits & take ukemi

Janet Rosen
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Old 08-25-2010, 01:51 PM   #28
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Re: Home Learning

If You have martial arts background, You can make first step, But its better to find good teacher (it is very difficult ).

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Old 08-26-2010, 09:34 AM   #29
Larry Feldman
Dojo: Atlanta School of Aikido
Location: Atlanta, GA
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Re: Home Learning

I put your hometown in the dojo finder and did a search within 50 miles. It came up with 3 dojos.

Find out from those dojos who has a saturday class, and if you get once a week instruction, you can practice with your brother or a friend at home. It would be best for them to ride to the dojo and take classes with you.

If you came to practice with me on that basis, I would send you home with specific homework that you could build upon.

The biggest issue raised, which I agree with, is getting off track with your training, not knowing it, and simply building bad habits instead of learning something.

I personally drove 3 1/2 hours each way to train once a month for about 8 years, but it was after I had a black belt, and could incorporate the new lessons on my own. Even with that experience, it was easy to get off track into my own bad habits.
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Old 08-26-2010, 04:21 PM   #30
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Re: Home Learning

Here's a dojo that looks like it's about 36.7 miles away from you:



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