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Old 08-29-2008, 11:34 AM   #1
Andrew Scotchmer
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Newbie Training

Hi

I've just started training in Aikido (Ki Aikido). Previously I've studied Ninjutsu, Tai Chi and Chi Kung (I still practice the last two at home on a daily basis).

The club I attend is only small and is held once a week. In ninjutsu training once a week was fine as there was always kata to learn.

As I understand it, Aikido has no kata. My question therefore is: How can I, or anyone new to Aikido, practice the techniques solo outside the dojo?

Just to say this is a brilliant site and I'm really learning a lot about the Aikido tradition.

Andrew
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Old 08-29-2008, 12:09 PM   #2
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Aikido does have kata. Maybe not in the sense of a bunch of solo moves done in a sequence like in karate. But there is kata. I'm sure your instructor will be more then helpful in giving you homework if asked

- Don
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Old 08-29-2008, 12:24 PM   #3
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Jun and other knowledgeable people on this forum will be able to confirm or dispute it, but my impression is that kata simply refers to pre-decided series of movements - such as the basic aikido techniques, when done in an orderly fashion, whether or not together with a partner.

Kata can absolutely be done in pairs, like the kendo kata that are always done with a partner. Same in judo. So, basic aikido training is kata training.

Please correct me if I'm wrong

Anyway, there are lots of things that one can practice on one's own, for example any one of the aikido techniques. I am not sure about the fruitfulness of it, though.
Maybe the best solo practice is aiki-taiso stuff, like irimitenkan taisabaki, shomenate in shiho, funakogi undo, et cetera. Not to mention suburi with bokken or jo.

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Old 08-30-2008, 01:43 AM   #4
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Re: Newbie Training

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Hi

I've just started training in Aikido (Ki Aikido). Previously I've studied Ninjutsu, Tai Chi and Chi Kung (I still practice the last two at home on a daily basis).

The club I attend is only small and is held once a week. In ninjutsu training once a week was fine as there was always kata to learn.

As I understand it, Aikido has no kata. My question therefore is: How can I, or anyone new to Aikido, practice the techniques solo outside the dojo?

Just to say this is a brilliant site and I'm really learning a lot about the Aikido tradition.

Andrew
Personally, I work on footwork while maintaining a focus on Center. When I say footwork, I mean all movements; I try to make a point to be aware of my center of balance with every step I take. I've found that improves my ability to perform Tenkan/Irimi.

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