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Old 01-22-2006, 12:30 AM   #1
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Poll: How important is slow training in aikido?

AikiWeb Poll for the week of January 22, 2006:

How important is slow training in aikido?
  • I don't do aikido
  • Critically important
  • Very important
  • Somewhat important
  • Not very important
  • Not at all important
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Old 01-22-2006, 10:46 AM   #2
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Re: Poll: How important is slow training in aikido?

The slower I study, the faster I get.

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Old 01-22-2006, 02:12 PM   #3
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Re: Poll: How important is slow training in aikido?

IMHO, critical.
Go slow to go faster with better pecision and timing.

Lynn Seiser PhD
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We do not rise to the level of our expectations, but fall to the level of our training. Train well. KWATZ!
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Old 01-22-2006, 06:57 PM   #4
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Re: Poll: How important is slow training in aikido?

What is slow training and how is it different from fast training and why is this question (and its answers) important to Aikido to begin with?
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Old 01-22-2006, 07:15 PM   #5
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Re: Poll: How important is slow training in aikido?

When you train slow shomenuchi ikkyo starts to feel the same whether you are uke or nage. That alone makes it worthwhile to me.

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Old 01-23-2006, 01:08 AM   #6
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Re: Poll: How important is slow training in aikido?

For myself, slow training is essential for learning the flow of the technique. I might be able to pull it off going quickly but the necessary parts of the technique will be lacking.

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Old 01-23-2006, 03:19 PM   #7
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Re: Poll: How important is slow training in aikido?

Slow to get the feeling in your nervous system - to feel your feet, to fill the body positions with ki, and not muscular force. Slow to prevent injury, and learn to blend with opponent's energy.

IMHO - if you are doing it right you can't tell if you did it fast or slow, just feels right.

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Old 01-23-2006, 06:25 PM   #8
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Re: Poll: How important is slow training in aikido?

Slower is better for learning.
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Old 01-24-2006, 04:23 AM   #9
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Re: Poll: How important is slow training in aikido?

I like to break training up into 3 types (in order of progression):
1. stationary (i.e. a hard grab) - to learn body mechanics
2. slow attack and slow response - to learn how to blend with precision and increase sensetivity whilst maintaining connection (also to learn how to change technique, when and why)
3. fast and hard attacks - to learn timing and develop reactions

Thus IMO slow training is an essential aspect of aikido and without it it is difficult to improve sensivity and blending.

---understanding aikido is understanding the training method---
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Old 08-10-2006, 11:49 PM   #10
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Re: Poll: How important is slow training in aikido?

Quote:
IMHO, critical.
Go slow to go faster with better pecision and timing.
I agree with this statement.
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