Do you want to learn Aikido forms, develop power, fast-track your skills, and gain valuable experience on your path to mastery?
Of course you do!
During your training you'll quickly notice that there are a variety of forms, aikido postures and styles used by practitioners. You may be wondering which is the best one to study.
Aikido styles are different because the head of each style studied with the founder at varying stages of his development. Plus it depended on what skills each one had already learnt and brought to their study.
Morihei Ueshiba taught hard techniques in the early stages, and his students learnt Aiki-jutsu. Later on it softened slightly, became more circular and was known as Aikibudo, and finally became Aikido.
So, what type of training are you looking for?
1 - Hard, martial training - Yoshinkan, Iwama, etc.
2 - Flowing, blending, training - Aikikai
3 - Training focused on energy - Ki Aikido
Of course, there are many other styles that are in-between these one's, but I'm sure you get the idea! Just choose the one that you feel suits you best and train hard... but train smart!
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Aikido Forms Include...
Aikido postures, evading attacks, atemi strikes, balance taking,
techniques, pins, joint-locks, throws, and even weapon training.
Aikido techniques can kill or injure, but their main purpose is to take control. All of the principles of swordsmanship (eye contact, proper distance, timing, and cutting methods) are included in aikido movements.
A high ranking Aikido Yoshinkan instructor once said to me...
" A warrior chooses to use minimum force to control a situation.
If you haven't learn't how to use maximum force,
then there is no choice "
your techniques, can be performed in a soft flowing way, but also
practised in a powerful martial way. This type of variable training will
give you the ability to adapt to changing circumstances in your environment.
Usually, in most dojo's, the first Aikido form or technique is shihonage, followed by ikkyo. This is because they are regarded as very difficult to master, and need to be introduced early on.
All of the basic techniques of Aikido need to be practised thousands of times in order to truly master them. Repetition is the only way to get good at anything... right?
incorrect repetition will mean you'll get good at doing it wrong :)It Must Be Correct!
basic stance or posture that you hold throughout your Aikido training,
will be different depending on your chosen style. For example, in Aikido
Yoshinkan the balance is 60%-70% on the front foot. Other styles have
the balance and weight distributed evenly or even on the back foot.
I strongly suggest that you practise a variety of ways of performing each of the basic Aikido forms. This way you'll develop a greater understanding of the main principles involved that underlie them.
Personally, I have made an intense study of Aikido for over 30 years. I have also looked at, in depth, the principles, that run through all defence systems.
This has given me many insights
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