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Old 08-01-2005, 08:48 PM   #1
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Cool A Little Thaught

Has anyone ever looked at Aikido and thaught of dancing?If you do a technique without a partner it looks like dancing.Does anyone else think like that?
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Old 08-01-2005, 08:55 PM   #2
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Re: A Little Thaught

kind of like a medieval dance!.
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Old 08-01-2005, 10:00 PM   #3
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Re: A Little Thaught

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Caitlin Baker wrote:
Has anyone ever looked at Aikido and thaught of dancing?If you do a technique without a partner it looks like dancing.Does anyone else think like that?
When I was doing the aikikai hombu syllabus, yes, it looks like dancing. Now that I am doing the Yoshinkan syllabus... it looks like robot.

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Old 08-01-2005, 10:03 PM   #4
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Re: A Little Thaught

More like a stacatto waltz if you ask me.

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Old 08-01-2005, 11:15 PM   #5
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Re: A Little Thaught

I've always thought that when it was done with a partner...depending on the technique....it looks like dancing...but when it's done without a partner...to me...it looks like a weird form of Tai Chi Chuan or Pa Qua...that's depending on the technique...for the most part however...a majority of it looks to me like Kendo or Kenjutsu without a bokken or katana.
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Old 08-01-2005, 11:52 PM   #6
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Re: A Little Thaught

Caitlin,
Yes you are right it does look like dancing. The difference is changing the rythm to break uke's balance just as thier weight is about to settle and then keep it and fit-to,
Just my thoughts,
Jason
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Old 08-03-2005, 07:28 PM   #7
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Re: A Little Thaught

Yes...but its a Dance of Warriors.

Hiriki no yosei 3 - The kihon that makes your head ache instead of your legs
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Old 08-03-2005, 08:36 PM   #8
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Re: A Little Thaught

Shake it out Baby
Twist and Shout ....

Done by Connan the Barbarian

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Old 08-05-2005, 06:50 PM   #9
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Re: A Little Thaught

Yeah...

When I first got started I couldn't keep the japanese names for the techniques straight in my brain at all! So as I moved along I MADE UP my own labels: the "squaredance" one (shihonage... I think), the "ginger rogers" one (ikkyo-ura... probably) those two stick out. And they gave sensei a big laugh when I finally told him!

Now, there's the untapped aiki market!!! Sell those floor cloths that show the proper foot placement.... who wants to learn the foxtrot when you could be learning irimi-tenkan
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Old 08-05-2005, 07:06 PM   #10
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Hey, if I get to wear a cowboy shirt when im doing aikido then im all for it.

They're all screaming about the rock n roll, but I would say that it's getting old. - REFUSED.
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Old 08-06-2005, 01:23 PM   #11
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Re: A Little Thaught

I have done the same thing Elizabeth,
Ura for the Katame-waza (numbered techniques ) was "mow the lawn"....there were a couple of others, but most of them involved curses IE: This ^(($&%'ng one again!! or "That one I can't get right for !!#$ !!
Most of the time the names aren't too hard if you picture the move with the name.
I don't dance, except for on the mat......is that kind of like "slam-dancing"? :P
Lan

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Old 08-06-2005, 02:05 PM   #12
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Re: A Little Thaught

Oh man... that reminds me Sumi-otoshi is the "shopping cart" but I can see it as a mow the lawn too!
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