Welcome to AikiWeb Aikido Information
AikiWeb: The Source for Aikido Information
AikiWeb's principal purpose is to serve the Internet community as a repository and dissemination point for aikido information.

aikido articles


dojo search
image gallery
links directory

book reviews
video reviews
dvd reviews
equip. reviews


rss feeds

Follow us on

Home > AikiWeb Aikido Forums
Go Back   AikiWeb Aikido Forums > Training

Hello and thank you for visiting AikiWeb, the world's most active online Aikido community! This site is home to over 22,000 aikido practitioners from around the world and covers a wide range of aikido topics including techniques, philosophy, history, humor, beginner issues, the marketplace, and more.

If you wish to join in the discussions or use the other advanced features available, you will need to register first. Registration is absolutely free and takes only a few minutes to complete so sign up today!

Thread Tools
Old 05-06-2006, 02:12 AM   #1
Dojo: koteikan aikido centre
Location: great britain
Join Date: Jan 2006
Posts: 74
United Kingdom
new style experience

on monday i moved back home (from where i went to uni), partly so i can get more martial arts training in.

the aiki club i went to for the first time is still aikikai (like what i trained in before) but its very slightly different. for me i think in a good way.

i thoroughly enjoyed the session, but found that i ended up doing me old style rather than what my new teacher was showing me.

ive never thought myself to be naturally talented at aiki and ive previously only trained once a week for a few months. i never realised that what i had learnt became inately stuck before now. its wierd.

has anyonelse found this before? if so how did you deal with it etc?
cheers for any views
  Reply With Quote
Old 05-06-2006, 05:44 AM   #2
dps's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2006
Posts: 2,412
Re: new style experience

I stopped practicing aikikai Aikido 16 years ago. I have been study shodokan (tomiki) Aikido for a few months now and have the same problem of slipping into older style when doing a technique. My mind says do shodokan, but my body wants to do aikikai.
Instead of trying to modify the aikikai techniques that I already know, I tell myself that I am learning a new martial art. When I have this frame of mind it is easier.

Last edited by dps : 05-06-2006 at 05:50 AM.
  Reply With Quote
Old 05-06-2006, 12:08 PM   #3
Mark Uttech
Dojo: Yoshin-ji Aikido of Marshall
Location: Wisconsin
Join Date: Feb 2004
Posts: 1,224
Re: new style experience

This reminds me of the story of the man who had two watches and was no longer sure what time it was.
  Reply With Quote
Old 05-06-2006, 11:40 PM   #4
Lucy Smith
Dojo: Samurai Dojo
Location: Montevideo
Join Date: Apr 2006
Posts: 138
Re: new style experience

Mark Uttech wrote:
This reminds me of the story of the man who had two watches and was no longer sure what time it was.
LOL. I'm a "time freak". That would be nightmare.
  Reply With Quote
Old 05-07-2006, 12:03 PM   #5
SeiserL's Avatar
Location: Florida Gulf coast
Join Date: Jun 2000
Posts: 3,902
Re: new style experience

Yes, getting beyond old ways of doing things takes some practice and patience.

Lynn Seiser PhD
Yondan Aikido & FMA/JKD
We do not rise to the level of our expectations, but fall to the level of our training. Train well. KWATZ!
  Reply With Quote


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Aikido in Amsterdam, Terry Lax style... tiyler_durden General 11 11-03-2008 08:31 AM
Industrial Society Destroys Mind and Env sushil_yadav Open Discussions 4 09-06-2005 03:23 PM
What's a 'style'? DaveO General 14 07-15-2003 08:12 PM
Voice of Experience? Bruce Baker General 31 08-16-2002 02:52 PM
Aki-Jitsu The One General 40 04-01-2001 03:41 PM

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 06:48 AM.

vBulletin Copyright © 2000-2021 Jelsoft Enterprises Limited
Copyright 1997-2021 AikiWeb and its Authors, All Rights Reserved.
For questions and comments about this website:
Send E-mail
plainlaid-picaresque outchasing-protistan explicantia-altarage seaford-stellionate