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programmer, system administrator, problem solver; casual mountain-bike cyclist, avid reader, student of Aikido


Aug
13
comment Aikido jo-staff origins
re your aside: My opinion is that the jo staff is not meant to represent anything. It is studied for the direct purpose of improving one's Aikido.
Apr
29
comment Who was the first female judoka?
...it would also be easier if the aikido/judo "who was first" were separate questions. Someone may well know very detailed information for one art, but little about the other.
Jan
10
comment What is the best way to work with a partner who misunderstands the drill?
The logic problem I'm referring to is finding "the best way" [your question, last sentence in OP] in the context of the question; Where you don't have the teacher/instructor coming over to sort it out. So my answer, on which we're commenting, is just a road map to make an action choice in the situation.
Jan
7
comment What is the best way to work with a partner who misunderstands the drill?
if my way is wrong, no of course it's not good for them. The original question presents a logic problem that I feel is not solvable in the context OP spelled out.
Jan
6
comment What is the best way to work with a partner who misunderstands the drill?
in the situation where I described 'doing it there way,' yes, certainly. In that situation, you clearly are not their teacher and should resist the urge to give instruction. To correct/teach them, I should be an instructor/teacher; If that were the case, this question is moot.
Dec
31
comment Is it good to practise punching a wall? No place for punching bag
...perhaps "yield" should be expanded to make it clear that the mechanics and distance of punch are different on a target that yields. Punch a bag/body and the energy goes into the target, punch a wall and the energy stays in your fist. (?)
Dec
31
comment What is the best way to work with a partner who misunderstands the drill?
I believe the correct answer will depend on the way your school/teacher runs its classes. On the spectrum from "no talking; only the teacher gives instruction" to "chatty classes where every more-senior is supposed to help every more-junior"... where do the classes fall for this question?
Dec
20
comment “Aikido is first and foremost BUDO”
Does anyone have the direct translation of that Japanese quote? Would be good to edit that into this accepted answer.