Here are some great Aikido success tips from Morihei Ueshiba O'Sensei, who created aikido... the art of peace.
There are literally thousands of books, and hundreds of dvds and videos on the art of Aikido. Some talk about the historical facts regarding the development of the art. Others go into detail about the philosophy, and yet more discuss the practice of techniques.
We all know that a serious study of techniques is very important on the road to Aikido success and mastery. We also know how important the history and philosophy is to our understanding of the art.
But, what is the True Essence of Aikido?
How Can You develop your Aikido skills?
Well, to answer these questions, ask yourself...
What did O'Sensei do on a daily basis in his own personal training? The answer will give you an insight into what the founder of Aikido did, and maybe more importantly... what he didn't do!
Morihei Ueshiba often said that the two Secrets of Aikido are...
1 - Misogi purification of mind and body.
2 - Kotodama chanting the sound spirit.
Misogi deals with methods of purification of mind and body which are the essentials for a healthy lifestyle... deep breathing, using water for inner and outer cleansing, eating healthy organic food, beneficial exercise, experiencing good sleep, and learning how to completely relax.
Kotodama deals with sound vibrations, and how chanting certain sounds balance and harmonise the body/mind/spirit. Kotodama is the origin of spirit and substance, that divides into yang/fire energy and yin/water energy. The opposing force that holds the two together is ki.
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Of course you can!
Its not going to be easy, but anything worth achieving takes focused effort and full commitment. To get to the true essence of Aikido you will have to spend plenty of time practising.
You will need a knowledgable Aikido teacher to show you the basic techniques, and then you'll have to practice them thousands of times to move on to an advanced level. You'll also learn many variations of technique to help you become more flexible in your movements.
You will also be making a serious study of ukemi, which is the art of receiving techniques. This helps you develop the skill to be physically and mentally relaxed and flexible. In this way you will learn how to fall safely, even if you are thrown hard, or taken by surprise.
You'll notice important aiki principles that run through techniques!
Of course, you can help the process along by practicing at home on a daily basis. It really depends how motivated you are and whether you can apply discipline to yourself.
There are only three methods of training...
1 - Learning techniques.
2 - Analyzing posture and form.
3 - Studying principles.
Many Aikido instructors only actively teach the first two. Why? They only feel qualified to teach what they have been shown by their own instructor.
I have had many excellent teachers over the years, but always wondered why it took so long to develop real skill. So I made an intense study of all aspects of Aikido and many of the related aiki and healing arts.
I discovered that it is possible to speed up the learning process by focusing on the principles that make the techniques work.
I've been studying for 25+ years and gained an insight into exactly how to fast-track the training process and achieve Aikido success.
I made many notes along the way as I discovered more principles, and after years of testing I have written all about it. I will show you exactly...
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