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Old 03-20-2003, 02:22 PM   #1
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The Basics

Hi everyone,

So... In twenty-five words or less:

What would you consider to be "The Basics" in your own approach to aikido?

-- Jun

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Old 03-20-2003, 02:47 PM   #2
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  • hamni
  • ma-ai
  • go no sen
  • sotai kankei
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Old 03-20-2003, 03:01 PM   #3
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Simple,

enjoy and train

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Old 03-20-2003, 03:23 PM   #4
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Thumbs down Re: The Basics

Dang....twentyfive?...but I'm verbose..



kokyu

musubi

taenohenko (1 word)

ukemi

circle (as pivot point)

triangle(many obvious biomechanical angles)

circle (Xtime= spiral)

takemusu

hara

kinonagare

kinoawase

square (where?)

ai

calm

connection

Okay, I'll stop there

good exercise

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Old 03-20-2003, 03:29 PM   #5
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tenkan

irimi

breathe

center/tanden

posture

relax shoulders

weight underside

theres plenty more, but those are the first that come to mind
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Old 03-20-2003, 07:43 PM   #6
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Ma ai

Tai Sabaki

Kuzushi

Me Tsuke

Mu Shin

Mu Gamae

Sen (all types)

To itsu ryoku

I do royku

Awareness

Centredness

Relaxation

Just my 2 cents.

L.C.

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Old 03-20-2003, 08:45 PM   #7
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Center your body

Center your mind

Center your spirit

... But I could be wrong.
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Old 03-20-2003, 09:09 PM   #8
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hiriki no yosei ichi & ni

tai no henko ichi & ni

shumatsu dosa ichi & ni

Sorry, it seemed too obvious.
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Old 03-20-2003, 11:13 PM   #9
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Humility

Sincerity

and Patience.

...god , i dont know the meaning of half of those "basics" you wrote guys .

Plus Ki!

"Perfection is a Process"
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Old 03-20-2003, 11:17 PM   #10
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Go to class.

Do my best.

Try to get better.

Bronson

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Old 03-21-2003, 01:02 AM   #11
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Four Basic Principles To Unify Mind And Body

Keep one point

Relax completely

Keep weight underside

Extend Ki

It is not practice that makes perfect, it is correct practice that makes perfect.
About Ki
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Old 03-21-2003, 03:29 AM   #12
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remember to turn up and train
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Old 03-21-2003, 07:54 AM   #13
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Relax

Center

Blend

Oh, yeah, keep training!
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Old 03-21-2003, 08:00 AM   #14
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Hi all,

The basics we would practice on in the Yoshinkai are:

1.)Tai no henkou ichi

2.)Tai no henkou ni

3.)Hiriki no yousei ichi

4.)Hiriki no yousei ni

5.)Shumatsu dosa ichi

6.)Shumatsu dosa ni

Also we focus on kamae:

1.)Migi hanmi no kamae

2.)Hidari hanmi no kamae

These are the basic movements that we practice on continuously. These basic movements can be found in all aikido movements. These movements really help to build a strong foundation focusing on power, balance, kuzushi, etc. Its pretty cool stuff.

Eric Joyce
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Old 03-21-2003, 08:13 AM   #15
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Confused

in the chinese arts the answer would be feet, because if the feet are wrong, how can the rest of the body be right? and from what i've seen, aikido is no different

Aikido: a martial art which allows you to defeat your enemy without hurting him, unless of course he doesn't know how to breakfall in which case he will shatter every bone in his body when he lands. Also known as Origami with people
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Old 03-21-2003, 08:49 AM   #16
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Posture, balance, control

plus, commitment, community and enjoyment.

mark

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Old 03-21-2003, 09:28 AM   #17
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Try to keep a velvet glove on the iron fist.
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Old 03-21-2003, 09:46 AM   #18
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Kamae

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Old 03-21-2003, 10:44 AM   #19
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Completely relax

Think of your one point

Extend your mind

Have a light posture

Love and light

Ali
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Old 03-21-2003, 12:29 PM   #20
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Relax

Breath

Percieve the attack

Panic because I just went blank

Hurry up and catch up

Next!

Oh ya: Center, Balance, Extension and Execute

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Old 03-21-2003, 06:09 PM   #21
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Re: The Basics

Quote:
Jun Akiyama (akiy) wrote:
Hi everyone,

So... In twenty-five words or less:

What would you consider to be "The Basics" in your own approach to aikido?

-- Jun
1) Kamai

2) Kihon Dosa

These are the basics - the foundations - on which you build technique, Jiyu Waza (like randori, if you are unfamiliar), Henka Waza, etc.

Osu!
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Old 03-22-2003, 03:32 AM   #22
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Getting good directions to the dojo.
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Old 03-22-2003, 11:55 AM   #23
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Aikido is simply intercepting an attacker, unbalancing him, and disolving his energy flow. Some is technique, most is understanding movement and physiology; the rest, experience.

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Old 03-23-2003, 08:38 AM   #24
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Stay alive

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Old 03-23-2003, 10:29 AM   #25
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Relaxing

No muscle

Blend with your partner(s)

Always have a smile after Sensei repeatedly compresses the mat with your body

-jon

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