Re: 'Gozo Shioda Docu Aikido'
Thanks, guys! The fishbowl training is just awesome. I would love to know if he invented this concept. (or is it even true?)
Martial arts involves so many things, there are some really important things that can get missed even in simple kata. So sometimes weird setups are the best way to discover, analyze, and practice them.
I work with birds sometimes (finches-- they are prey animals), and I like to observe what startles them, as I go about giving them snacks, etc. It is hard to predict what will startle them, and considering they are evolutionarily invested in being able to predict or "read" predators' movemets, I am very interested in what my body is signalling to them.
With the fish, he is able to study something different. That bowl is a resonator (with many eigenfrequencies), and the fish are busy doing ongoing complex sequences of motor commands. His bumping on the glass would interfere with their swimming.
Last edited by JW : 03-16-2010 at 11:10 PM.