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Old 06-14-2011, 11:33 PM   #1
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Physical Training For Aikido

What are some good ways to stay fit while training in Aikido?
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Old 06-15-2011, 02:32 AM   #2
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Letīs ask Tada Shihan:

"You should create your own training program, starting with running. In my twenties and into my thirties I used to get up at 5:30 every morning and run about fifteen kilometers. When I finished that I went home and practiced striking a bundle of sticks with a bokken (wooden sword)"

From http://www.aikidojournal.com/article?articleID=88

For us softer and often fatter people in the western hemisphere itīs probably better to start with fifteen kilometers per week divided in three runs and add more kilometers as you go along.
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Old 06-15-2011, 05:32 AM   #3
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Re: Physical Training For Aikido

One thing that sure helps me is playing soccer once or twice a week minimum 1h30 each time.

The downside is that it's easier for you to get injured in such a sport rather than in a more controlled environment such as Aikido practice.

Just my 0,01$

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Old 06-15-2011, 06:33 AM   #4
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A program of aerobic conditioning and core strength, however you do it.
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Old 06-15-2011, 01:59 PM   #5
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Re: Physical Training For Aikido

since you seem to know about the con's of western ability, what are some pro's?
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Old 06-15-2011, 02:55 PM   #6
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Re: Physical Training For Aikido

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since you seem to know about the con's of western ability, what are some pro's?
Not sure what you are reacting to or asking?

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Old 06-15-2011, 03:01 PM   #7
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What Mary said. I try to get my aerobic conditioning from aikido class mostly but core conditioning is on my own time.

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Old 06-15-2011, 03:23 PM   #8
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i'm trying to make the right choice, karate or aikido. i'm very serious about both martial arts. i believe that the gods of aikido practice on a marble tatami.

please don't make fun of me or insult me, i'm a really nice guy
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Old 06-15-2011, 03:24 PM   #9
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i practice rolling and falling on my wooden floor
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Old 06-15-2011, 03:25 PM   #10
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well you said we're soft and fat, what's good about us then?
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Old 06-15-2011, 03:26 PM   #11
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i'm willing to learn if you show me, no hostility involved! I'm an aikidoka!!! I don't have my 5th kyu yet, but i practiced on my own a lot
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Old 06-15-2011, 05:07 PM   #12
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i developed evil intent when my mary left me, and ever since, martial arts became a mountain of possibility. will i drown-out my murderous intent, or wash-away into the deep blue.

i still don't know.

and i still don't know if my martial university (dojo) will be aikido or karate, or both.
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Old 06-15-2011, 05:08 PM   #13
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i'm still very sweet to the people i meet. when im angry, only my friends know. i never hurt anyone, except my dad who used to hit me. i beat him up.
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Old 06-15-2011, 05:10 PM   #14
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ok i'll just go away now, thanks for the answers
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Old 06-15-2011, 05:56 PM   #15
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Anyone have a witty stock response about forums not being instant communication and a handy explanation of self-deprecating humor on hand?

Also, there's some answers dispersed throughout this thread:
http://www.aikiweb.com/forums/showthread.php?t=19884

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Old 06-15-2011, 06:29 PM   #16
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All of my stock responses go something like, "Thank you for contacting Blah de Blah Technical Support. Our hours of operation are Monday through Friday, 9 to 5 Eastern Time. If you are calling outside those hours, please use our support ticket system to contact our support team via email, or check our knowledge base for a solution to your problem."
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Old 06-20-2011, 09:29 AM   #17
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Letīs ask Tada Shihan:

"You should create your own training program, starting with running. In my twenties and into my thirties I used to get up at 5:30 every morning and run about fifteen kilometers. When I finished that I went home and practiced striking a bundle of sticks with a bokken (wooden sword)"

From http://www.aikidojournal.com/article?articleID=88

For us softer and often fatter people in the western hemisphere itīs probably better to start with fifteen kilometers per week divided in three runs and add more kilometers as you go along.
+1 .

Running, stretching (includes core training), Bokken and Suburi works are just some of the few main things that I also can think of.

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Old 06-20-2011, 10:23 AM   #18
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Well, I like running as a general cure-all. If you keep well-hydrated it's a great way to flush the body of toxins while stimulating a wide variety of muscle groups. When I run regularly I find my attitude is improved enormously and my body has more energy in general.
I also like to do slow-moving exercises/meditation to loosen up the joints and muscles.

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Old 06-20-2011, 01:25 PM   #19
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Anybody work out by whipping heavy ropes or chains? I recently heard about this and I'm thinking about trying it.

http://www.dailynews.com/lalife/ci_15757193

It's a wave exercise so it just might suit an aikidoka looking for a new and appropriate solo exercise.

http://videosuckers.com/video/0KAw9b...itness-NY.html

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Old 06-20-2011, 01:41 PM   #20
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and,

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1YdsT...eature=related

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Aw7-D...eature=related

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5QOcCCM3oGA&NR=1

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Old 06-20-2011, 10:00 PM   #21
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Rudy,

All the wave-work with ropes and chains looks like it would have some value in building core strength.

That said, it doesn't look to me as if it is the sort of thing that, without a really merciless coach you're willing to take direction from, is very likely to build aerobic capacity.And most aerobic aikido practice, in my limited experience, doesn't do much to build good technique.

Of course, if three days of the week someone were to run, swim, or bike; three days of the week train vigorously and technically on the mat for a couple of hours under the supervision of a good teacher, AND find a way to fit in the core training of his or her choice....there would be some broader benefits and synergy.

Hope this is helpful.

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Old 06-25-2011, 07:43 AM   #22
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I work out with weights and do cardio. While weight-bearing exercises are important for fitness, in aikido, we don't use muscle for technique. Why I especially helpful is the cardio aspect. If you're in shape, it really makes a difference on the mat.
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Old 06-25-2011, 07:52 AM   #23
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From ZenKahuana ;

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xd2W9...eature=related
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rc8XNqfuyVA

Check out his YouTube channel.

http://www.youtube.com/user/zenkahuna

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Old 06-25-2011, 10:18 AM   #24
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What are some good ways to stay fit while training in Aikido?
Dear Clementino,
Dont know your age.Assuming you are a fairly young guy you should be reasonably fit.Why not have a beer or lie down on the couch when you get an urge to be 'active '?Take a look a a cat , for example , does it go running around?Rest /play has to be in balance.If you train well at the dojo you should be fairly fit.
Cheers, Joe.
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Old 06-25-2011, 06:44 PM   #25
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Take a look a a cat , for example , does it go running around?
Frequently, crazily and often without apparent reason. Or if you give them a toy or laser pointer to chase...

Couldn't resist a cat comment. I miss having cats.

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