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comment Aikido ikkyo variations
Artifact of the test I'm preparing for - they throw some odd stuff in. That said, I think you should contemplate throwing this over towards community wiki. Strikes me that the core of your table is useful for more than just this question.
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comment Aikido ikkyo variations
(1) Suwari waza vs Tachi waza vs hanmi hadachi waza (2) Empty handed techniques vs knife techniques vs jo techniques, vs bokken, (or weapon in general).
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comment What are good martial arts for aging bodies?
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comment Ten Chin or Tein Chien or something else?
And "Budo" is (loosely) just a term for martial arts. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bud%C5%8D
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comment Ten Chin or Tein Chien or something else?
I believe it is legitimate to call Aikikai mainstream, although my teacher (who learned in the Tomiki lineage) might quibble with that. The reason it is important is that since (to my memory) Aikikai relies less on tai sabaki (The Walk), I don't want to reference that as a source; it probably isn't part of your training experience.
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comment When doing Aikido practice why should the attacker adapt to the defender?
Good answer - I want to comment on a potential misunderstanding re your comment "the attacker will often 'guide' or 'help'..." . This can be true - there is an analogy to shuhari - sempai may begin cooperatively to shape the student until they understand the gross body motions, then move to a neutral position to allow the student to more fully understand the imbalance, ultimately moving to kaeshi-waza and the student masters the technique. What you said was correct, but I want to avoid a false impression.