Welcome to AikiWeb Aikido Information
AikiWeb: The Source for Aikido Information
AikiWeb's principal purpose is to serve the Internet community as a repository and dissemination point for aikido information.

aikido articles


dojo search
image gallery
links directory

book reviews
video reviews
dvd reviews
equip. reviews


rss feeds

Follow us on

Home > AikiWeb Aikido Forums
Go Back   AikiWeb Aikido Forums > Training

Hello and thank you for visiting AikiWeb, the world's most active online Aikido community! This site is home to over 22,000 aikido practitioners from around the world and covers a wide range of aikido topics including techniques, philosophy, history, humor, beginner issues, the marketplace, and more.

If you wish to join in the discussions or use the other advanced features available, you will need to register first. Registration is absolutely free and takes only a few minutes to complete so sign up today!

Thread Tools
Old 06-19-2000, 09:07 AM   #1
IP Hash: 82e59966
Location: Weymouth, Massachusetts
Join Date: Jun 2000
Anonymous User
I attended my first class at New England Aikikai today.
It was a 7:00 AM class and was small so I could pair off with a Sempai and work on very basics.

I quickly learned that the first and most im portaint thing I need to work on is form and movement.

the Irimi, Tenkan, (cant remember the name but the step forward then Tenkan), and (also cant remember the name but a step back)
I asked how I can know when training at home if I have proper form. A sempai said that if I drop my back knee to the floor, both knees should make 90 degree angles.

Does anyone else have any other tips to have myself note while practicing these positions and movements to help in stopping the development of bad habbits ?
The worst thing would be to train and become confident that I am moving correctly only to learn that it is bad posture and form ingrained in my memory.

Thank you

Norman Harvey,
New England Aikikai

[Edited by Norman on June 19, 2000 at 09:09am]

"We see the world as WE are, not as IT is, because it is the I behind the EYE that does the seeing"
  Reply With Quote
Old 06-19-2000, 09:33 AM   #2
Chuck Clark
Chuck Clark's Avatar
Dojo: Jiyushinkan
Location: Monroe, Washington
Join Date: Jun 2000
Posts: 1,134

Thanks for your email.

In answer to your question above. Imitate your teacher/instructor as closely as possible. Do your best to do what they ask you to do. RELAX, "Don't worry...nuthin's gonna be alright!"

Enjoy these discussion groups, but don't talk so much. Don't try to get it perfect by discussing technical things on the web. You'll get so many viewpoints (some from "yonkyu-shihan" web addicts who think that because they are free to have an opinion and express it.. that it means it's a good opinion)

Sorry for the small rant!

Save the technical questions for your teacher.

Chuck Clark
Jiyushinkai Aikibudo
  Reply With Quote


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 06:24 AM.

vBulletin Copyright © 2000-2023 Jelsoft Enterprises Limited
Copyright 1997-2023 AikiWeb and its Authors, All Rights Reserved.
For questions and comments about this website:
Send E-mail
plainlaid-picaresque outchasing-protistan explicantia-altarage seaford-stellionate