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Old 04-17-2005, 12:30 AM   #1
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Poll: Which movement direction in your body do you think is the most important in aikido techniques?

AikiWeb Poll for the week of April 17, 2005:

Which movement direction in your body do you think is the most important in aikido techniques?
  • I don't do aikido
  • Forward
  • Backward
  • Upward
  • Downward
Here are the current results.
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Old 04-17-2005, 10:54 AM   #2
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Re: Poll: Which movement direction in your body do you think is the most important in aikido techniques?

In circles.

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Old 04-17-2005, 02:42 PM   #3
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Re: Poll: Which movement direction in your body do you think is the most important in aikido techniques?

yeah, circles... or foward is good too.
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Old 04-17-2005, 03:20 PM   #4
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Re: Poll: Which movement direction in your body do you think is the most important in aikido techniques?

I would always move in a forward or to enter movement.
think of your Randori training.

I hope this will help in your polling debate.

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Old 04-17-2005, 06:56 PM   #5
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Re: Poll: Which movement direction in your body do you think is the most important in aikido techniques?

forward and circles is not the most important

downward is.


or to quote - down is down.

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Old 04-17-2005, 08:44 PM   #6
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Re: Poll: Which movement direction in your body do you think is the most important in aikido techniques?

If it is not forwards, "hen night" what are you doing?

As for pulling!!! There is no pull in Aikido! Aikiodo can be said to be the way of pushing! It is all about pushing through the hips!

Hope that helps!

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Old 04-17-2005, 09:19 PM   #7
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Re: Poll: Which movement direction in your body do you think is the most important in aikido techniques?

There are only two movements in aikido, Irimi (entering) and tenkan/kaiten (pivoting) both which are forward motion.

Since we are only allowed one vote, I voted forward. But there is also a very important motion i.e., downwards. Remember class, gravity is our friend. And aikido use the biggest object on this planet to hit their opponent that is Mother Earth herself.

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Old 04-18-2005, 05:49 AM   #8
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Re: Poll: Which movement direction in your body do you think is the most important in aikido techniques?

Boon

Spot on!

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Old 04-18-2005, 10:21 AM   #9
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Re: Poll: Which movement direction in your body do you think is the most important in aikido techniques?

Sixty Five:

When an opponent comes forward, move in and greet him; if he wants to pull back, send him on his way.

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Old 04-18-2005, 06:58 PM   #10
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Re: Poll: Which movement direction in your body do you think is the most important in aikido techniques?

Boon...well said

--Michael

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Old 04-22-2005, 12:46 PM   #11
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Re: Poll: Which movement direction in your body do you think is the most important in aikido techniques?

Round and around, hips hips hips (do the twist!). Think that weight is usually directed down, but sometimes comes up from under (if that makes sense at all)
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Old 04-22-2005, 12:55 PM   #12
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Re: Poll: Which movement direction in your body do you think is the most important in aikido techniques?

I would go off the suggested list and say: spiraling (whether that be upward, forward, downward, backwards, inward, outward, sideways, diagonally, or any combination thereof).

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Old 04-26-2005, 01:57 AM   #13
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Re: Poll: Which movement direction in your body do you think is the most important in aikido techniques?

Quote:
David Valadez wrote:
I would go off the suggested list and say: spiraling (whether that be upward, forward, downward, backwards, inward, outward, sideways, diagonally, or any combination thereof).

I vote for spiralling downwards, I may move forwards or backwards to effect this .

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