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Old 09-28-2011, 03:25 AM   #26
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Re: how long does it take aikido to work

Chicko Xerri wrote: View Post
If you are practising then Aikido is already working.
I agree on that side. Though I'm still confused what 'work' he is referring to.
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Old 10-17-2011, 12:26 PM   #27
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Re: how long does it take aikido to work

If by work you mean execution time, any technique that won't be eventually executed within 1 second and an half, is going to fail. 1 second an an half is the maximum amount of time you may have in a real situation to place your whole techinique. 2 seconds is far too much.

If by "work" you mean how long it will take to make it work in a real fight, probably forever unless you train with a strong emphasis on martiality (= do not simulate only the techniques, having to apply them within a frantic and not complacent attack ought to be your daily bread and daily simulation. Yet most dojos are not oriented in that direction because they have to maximize participants, and maximizing participants goes against implementing martiality...). In that case it may work in a matter of a few months.

If you mean, instead, how long it will take to acquire its "spiritual" side, it will take just as long as the spirit takes in anything else: a whole lifetime may not be enough and you may need a few thousands more lives, or it may happen in an istant (so I have read).
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Old 10-29-2011, 10:15 AM   #28
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Re: how long does it take aikido to work

Jun Akiyama wrote: View Post

It seems like you keep asking this same question in many different threads. Can you please refrain from starting multiple threads on the same subject?

I have merged the two threads that you have recently started.

I will note, too, that you have asked this question here on AikiWeb seven years ago as well which leads me to be curious about your intentions behind starting these threads.

-- Jun
Well maybe he is still waiting for it to work!!
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Old 10-29-2011, 03:28 PM   #29
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Re: how long does it take aikido to work?

Katherine Derbyshire wrote: View Post
How is your dad's ukemi?

Are you willing to hit him if he doesn't move?

One of the biggest problems with trying out your aikido on non-training friends and relatives is that they aren't really trying to attack you, and you aren't willing to really throw them. There's no energy. But without energy, aikido is nearly impossible.

I heard some (male) yudansha say that aikido never works on your wife
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