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Want to Develop Aiki Power?
February 10, 2013
Action is the Key to Your Success!
It's Tony from the Aikido Health Centre here with your Harmony of Mind-Body-Spirit newsletter - Add Your Opinion to our Community Forum
This issue focuses on Aiki Power and how to develop it - see below. Next month, find out THE most effective health tip - stay tuned!
DEVELOP YOUR SKILLS
Aikido is a fascinating martial art founded by Master Morihei Ueshiba O'Sensei (1883-1969) with 1'000's of students all over the world.
There are several main styles of Aikido that were developed by some of the founders most dedicated students. These include...
1 - Aikikai is the main style of the Ueshiba family, and currently headed by Moriteru Ueshiba the founders grandson.
2 - Ki Aikido - Koichi Tohei, the first 10th Dan.
3 - Iwama Aikido - Morihiro Saito, studied with founder 23 years.
4 - Yoshinkan Aikido - Gozo Shioda, taught to Tokyo riot police.
5 - Tomiki Aikido - Kenji Tomiki - sporting contests.
These are the main styles but there are others, and each of have their own distinct method of practising and teaching the art of aikido.
Unfortunately, it seems that the main focus these days is the study and accumulation of techniques. This is a good way of learning, but certainly not as effective as studying principles and theory.
In my opinion, problems arise in this study method, because instructors don't have the time to explain in detail every aspect of techniques. Or they haven't been taught principles, or don't know how to teach them.
The result is a focus on techniques, without an in-depth understanding of the reasons why movements are made.
I have seen 1000's of demonstrations of aikido, and many of them are performed by highly skilled aikido practitioners. I have also seen lots of demonstrations where the uke just offers the limb in a weak attack.
This often makes nage look better than they are.
Why do I think this?
Have a look round Youtube and check out some of the demos. How often do you see the performer making large movements that have very little effect on the attacker?
In my opinion, if the attacker is not attacking hard and immediately off balance, then the technique becomes a dance and is ineffective as a martial art or in a real combat situation.
Of course, if your focus is on partner work, where you are in harmony with your opponent, great. But please don't think that you are developing real aiki skills that will save you in a street fight.
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HOW TO DEVELOP YOUR SKILLS
This leads us on to Aiki Power...
How can you develop it?
There is a community on the aikiweb site that have been discussing this for several years. I have been following these discussions very closely, and it seems that it is very difficult to learn the true Aiki as taught by Morihei Ueshiba. Some of the reasons I have outlined above.
Who had real aiki power?
There were several students of the founders teacher, Master Sokaku Takeda, who were taught these skills including...
Morihei Ueshiba, Kodo Horikawa, Yukiyoshi Sagawa, etc. Morihei went on to found aikido that gained popularity around the world. Kodo and Yukiyoshi taught small groups of students.
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Who can help you study Aiki Power?
Check out... Dan Harden, Mike Sigman, Minoru Akuzawa, Hiroshi Ikeda, William Gleason, George Ledyard, Howard Popkin. Visit aikiweb and youtube.
So what skills do you want to develop?
1 - lots of movement that has little effect on uke.
2 - little movement that has massive effect on uke.
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KEY TO YOUR SUCCESS!
You can live a healthy and vibrant life, by using the following tips daily...
1 - Breathe DEEPLY and Relax.
Remove stress, anxiety, and dis-ease, by completing the 8 holistic key steps. It's all explained here... Optimum Health Secrets
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Tony Wilden is an Aikido Instructor and qualified in several Healing Arts. He has a deep interest in spiritual matters, optimum health, environmental issues, and the creation of harmony between people and nature. Tony is on a path to wisdom, freedom and power and shares his insights on aikido, health, universal principles, ancient knowledge and master strategies.
Tony Wilden - 98 Linden Road, Bognor Regis, West Sussex PO21 2BD UK
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