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accepted Are Aikido movies on the internet helpful for beginners?
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comment Are Aikido movies on the internet helpful for beginners?
When my teacher mentions the Japanse name of a technique during class I still have to think about what it means and translate it to a set of movements in my head. Also, sometimes I have to think about how to begin a specific technique. But once I start it the rest usually does follow automatically. I was thinking to use youtube videos for exam preparation so I can try to "remember" the correct technique and how to start it more quickly.
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comment Are Aikido movies on the internet helpful for beginners?
I don't get it. How do you go from "the way of harmony" to "looking outside of your school is bad"? Can't I be harmonious with everybody including people outside of my school?
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comment Are Aikido movies on the internet helpful for beginners?
I think I understand your point, but do you feel the same for already learned techniques? For example use videos to look back if you remember a technique properly so you can prepare yourself for an exam?
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accepted Is there one traditional way of tying your belt in aikido?
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asked Is there one traditional way of tying your belt in aikido?
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accepted When doing Aikido practice why should the attacker adapt to the defender?
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comment When doing Aikido practice why should the attacker adapt to the defender?
I asked my teacher the same question and he made the same point as you, so I think your answer is best.
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comment When doing Aikido practice why should the attacker adapt to the defender?
The attacker often is not more experienced in our class but I think I get your point
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asked When doing Aikido practice why should the attacker adapt to the defender?