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Old 05-06-2006, 03:12 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
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Old 05-06-2006, 06:44 AM   #2
Join Date: Apr 2006
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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.

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Old 05-06-2006, 01:08 PM   #3
Mark Uttech
Dojo: Yoshin-ji Aikido of Marshall
Location: Wisconsin
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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.
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Old 05-07-2006, 12:40 AM   #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.
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Old 05-07-2006, 01:03 PM   #5
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Location: Florida Gulf coast
Join Date: Jun 2000
Posts: 3,775
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!
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