Sensitivity, reflex and reactionary time in Aikido training.
True or false? So if I react before I'm attacked , my experience and technique could be fair/average and I would be in a better position than if I don't see an attack coming(disclaimer: if your wondering why I would ask about being attacked, than please enjoy the exercise of Aikido and there's no real need to read further or respond to this post.) and I had a seasoned repertoire of dazzling techniques. In an Aikido dojo, I'm employing a training partner and an agreement of roles,reactions, and responses. Does your Aikido training improve your reflex / reactionary response time in a controlled setting of action and reaction? Beginners have to learn this way, but does this nage/uke relationship really improve reflexes and reactionary time as we become more familiar with techniques and movements become faster. If the nage/uke agreement and relationship remains fairly the same while speed and familiarity of techniques increase. Not to negate Aikido training and muscle memory, however how do you improve sensitivity to changes arising in your environment and improve your reactionary and reflex time in your Aikido training?
Last edited by Brian Sutton : 03-08-2017 at 09:54 PM.