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Old 07-13-2007, 10:43 AM   #1
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Aikido Practice Away from the Dojo

im out of town for the next 2 weeks, so i am also unable to train for the next 2 weeks!!! which is quite unfortunate. but. i just wanted to start a thread asking what everyone does to practice aikido away from the dojo? like, is there anything in particular you like to do to train (other than taiso) away from the dojo? particularly if its just you and you dont have any other aikidoka to train with? just thought id see what i could turn up

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Old 07-13-2007, 11:37 AM   #2
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im out of town for the next 2 weeks, so i am also unable to train for the next 2 weeks!!! which is quite unfortunate. but. i just wanted to start a thread asking what everyone does to practice aikido away from the dojo? like, is there anything in particular you like to do to train (other than taiso) away from the dojo? particularly if its just you and you dont have any other aikidoka to train with? just thought id see what i could turn up

in aiki

-morgan
Some of the footwork drills, ie with irimi tenkan and so forth. I also play with my jo and boken. Helps if you have a high ceiling, though.
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Old 07-13-2007, 11:44 AM   #3
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im out of town for the next 2 weeks, so i am also unable to train for the next 2 weeks!!! which is quite unfortunate. but. i just wanted to start a thread asking what everyone does to practice aikido away from the dojo? like, is there anything in particular you like to do to train (other than taiso) away from the dojo? particularly if its just you and you dont have any other aikidoka to train with? just thought id see what i could turn up

in aiki

-morgan
There are worse things than spending 2 weeks JUST doing taiso and bokken suburi.

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Old 07-13-2007, 11:51 AM   #4
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ok, well, since i didnt bring my jo or my bokken with me i guess ill just work on my taiso, haha.

thanks for the replys!!
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Old 07-14-2007, 05:55 AM   #5
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I don't know where you are for this two weeks, Morgan, but you might consider visiting a dojo where you are staying. It often is refreshing to experience a contrasting perspective, and most Aikido dojos are very accommodating of traveling students. Some of the finest people I know have been met this way.
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Old 07-14-2007, 06:15 AM   #6
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Ki exercises.... every morning no matter where you are.
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Old 07-14-2007, 07:22 AM   #7
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the practice of mindfulness, simply being aware of your breathing, is also aikido off the mat.

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Old 07-14-2007, 12:16 PM   #8
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I suggest Kihon Dosa regardless of the style you practise I found it very handy in my Aikikai practise specialy when a new technique is introduced.
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Old 07-14-2007, 02:17 PM   #9
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In some cases a vacation from Aikido could also be considered a great practice. Rest is important to all training processes.

Aside from that, the circumstances may dictate your abilities to train. Personaly, I often found myself practicing Tai-Sabaki, but I only did it when I felt a need from within, otherwise, I prefer to let my mind rest.

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Old 07-15-2007, 12:57 PM   #10
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again, thank you all for your suggestions. and i would LOVE to go visit another aikido dojo over here, except i havent found any that are relatively close, and im staying with family so i dont know how polite that would be to them :/

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Old 07-16-2007, 08:11 AM   #11
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again, thank you all for your suggestions. and i would LOVE to go visit another aikido dojo over here, except i havent found any that are relatively close, and im staying with family so i dont know how polite that would be to them :/

-morgan
Morgan,

Thanks for posting this thread, I was thinking the same thing. I recently started, and I need more practice than 3 times per week, but I need to know how I can practice alone.

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Old 07-16-2007, 01:06 PM   #12
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Morgan,

Thanks for posting this thread, I was thinking the same thing. I recently started, and I need more practice than 3 times per week, but I need to know how I can practice alone.

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james you are lucky to be able to practice 3 times a week! my dojo is only open tuesday's and thursday's! we do usually have atleast a 2 hour class, but still. i wish i could go 3 days a week :P
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