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Old 11-13-2000, 05:06 AM   #1
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How do you make repetitive training interesting? I am very much of the view that you can only 'learn' a technique from repeatedly doing the same technique.

However I have noticed that many students (esp. beginners) seem to loose interest in a technique once they have done it 10-12 times; possibly because they are still wanting to 'gather techniques' rather than perfect them.

I try to build up to a technique slowly, with various relevant excercises. I've also varied the attack type, but this often confuses beginners. Any suggestions?
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Old 11-13-2000, 05:49 AM   #2
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How do you make repetitive training interesting? I am very much of the view that you can only 'learn' a technique from repeatedly doing the same technique.
first..IMO an instructor can only do 50% of the making a subject interesting..the student has to do the other 50% themself.

As far as a suggestion goes, see if you can focus on fine tuning each time you do the action. As an example let's take learning to ice skate. Every time you put on the skates you are technicaly doing repetitive training. The first several times you are just learning to keep your balance...then you are learning to move. At that point you have the real basics down. After that, every time you get on the ice you work, maybe without realizing it, at getting better, smoother, more fluid, maybe you try 'tricks' which really ammount to nothing more than better and better control of moving on the ice. You fine tune.

You can do the same thing with any physical or mental activity you are training yourself to do, Aikido included. Problem is...you have to be interested in doing this. If you aren't (or your student isn't) intersted in this no ammount of harping on it from any instructor is going to be effective.

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Old 11-13-2000, 05:54 AM   #3
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I am a beginner myself...About 2-3 months now I believe. I am not sure what keeps me intruiged after 12 goes of say Ikkyo but I find it great fun still.
Why not try something really different. Jodori. I tried to do Ikkyou in Jodori the first time a week ago and it was very interesting indeed. To use the Jo instead of the oppenents arm really puts a spin on it.
Another way might be to really show those guy/gals how much use it could be in a real fight. Try to give them danger. Many newcomers look for it but Aikido seems so friendly at times. Put a knife in the opponents hand or something(no real blade).

As I said I'm new so don't take my word for it.

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Old 11-13-2000, 04:19 PM   #4
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I haven't really had that boredom strike me yet... hope it never does, but if it does, I hope I can find my shoshin- if I can't, I was never meant to be there in the first place...

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