FightingArts Estore
Pressure Points
From a medical professional, straight facts on where and how to hit that can save your life.
Stretching
Limber or not, anyone can add height and speed to their kicks with this method.
Calligraphy
For yourself or as a gift, calligraphy is special, unique and lasting.
Karate Uniforms
Look your best. Max snap. low cost & superior crafted: “Peak Performance Gold” 16 oz uniforms.

MOTOBU
Classic book translation. Hard to find. Not in stores.
Who's Online
0 registered (), 48 Guests and 4 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Newest Members
Bartfast, ZapEm, AndyLA, danacohenn, ksusanc
22906 Registered Users
Top Posters (30 Days)
Dobbersky 10
AndyLA 5
futsaowingchun 4
cxt 3
VDJ 2
August
Su M Tu W Th F Sa
1 2
3 4 5 6 7 8 9
10 11 12 13 14 15 16
17 18 19 20 21 22 23
24 25 26 27 28 29 30
31
New Topics
Chum Kiu 2nd section applications
by futsaowingchun
Yesterday at 09:54 PM
2013 World Championship Rio: The Gallery (HD)
by ergees
08/19/14 05:22 AM
Chi Sao demonstration
by futsaowingchun
08/14/14 10:57 PM
Decent Fight channel
by FrankyFruits
08/07/14 09:19 PM
2014 European Championships Cadets Athens: Videos
by ergees
08/07/14 10:00 AM
Life goes on....
by Dobbersky
08/07/14 05:59 AM
An open letter to bunkai researchers...
by Bartfast
08/05/14 04:18 PM
Applied center line theory
by futsaowingchun
07/28/14 08:55 AM
centerline concepts
by futsaowingchun
07/14/14 10:49 PM
ITF TaeKwonDo or Shotokan Karate????
by Dobbersky
07/10/14 07:14 AM
Recent Posts
Chum Kiu 2nd section applications
by futsaowingchun
Yesterday at 09:54 PM
2013 World Championship Rio: The Gallery (HD)
by ergees
08/19/14 05:22 AM
ITF TaeKwonDo or Shotokan Karate????
by VDJ
08/15/14 05:46 PM
Chi Sao demonstration
by futsaowingchun
08/14/14 10:57 PM
The Karate punch
by Dobbersky
08/12/14 05:14 AM
** Introduce Yourself! **
by Dobbersky
08/11/14 05:03 AM
Decent Fight channel
by FrankyFruits
08/07/14 09:19 PM
2014 European Championships Cadets Athens: Videos
by ergees
08/07/14 10:00 AM
Life goes on....
by Dobbersky
08/07/14 05:59 AM
A post for those who might become martial artists.
by AndyLA
08/06/14 07:25 AM
Forum Stats
22906 Members
36 Forums
35571 Topics
432473 Posts

Max Online: 424 @ 09/24/13 10:38 PM
Topic Options
#142851 - 05/11/05 08:39 PM Tips on Akido
BAMA REDNECK9000 Offline
Member

Registered: 12/10/04
Posts: 329
Loc: ALABAMA
I found an Akido school nearby in FL anyone want to tell what its like so I'll know wut I'm getting into.
_________________________
The more you sweat in training, the less you bleed in battle.

Top
#142852 - 05/11/05 09:21 PM Re: Tips on Akido [Re: BAMA REDNECK9000]
KiDoHae Offline
Former Moderator

Registered: 06/29/04
Posts: 999
Bama, just curious - which style of aikido is it?

Top
#142853 - 05/11/05 09:31 PM Re: Tips on Akido [Re: BAMA REDNECK9000]
eyrie Offline
Professional Poster

Registered: 12/28/04
Posts: 3106
Loc: QLD, Australia
I assume you have not done any aikido before? I'm not sure what style of aikido you have joined up with, but no doubt you would have at least checked out a class before doing so?

In any case, be prepared to fully empty your cup. Aikido is unlike any other martial art. You have to let go of any preconceived notions of being able to physically "do" a technique. The keywords you will most likely constantly hear are: relax, soft, extend (ki), move, flow, and feeling.

You may or may not experience people simply falling over for you. Do not put too much weight in that, as to aikido's effectiveness with a (too) cooperative partner - it will come. It will take at least 2-3 years before it comes. It will take at least another 4-5 years to fully let go.

The key points of aikido is to practice your posture, your footwork and your mind - treat it as "moving meditation" - and let the techniques happen naturally.

It is easy to get frustrated with aikido initially, but if you can stick with it for at least a year, you will be hooked.

Most of all, work harder at your ukemi than on the throwing. The secret of aikido is in the ukemi. Learn how to do it, and do it well. When your ukemi is of a high enough standard, your throwing techniques will be exponentially more powerful than the person who doesn't like doing ukemi.

Above all else, have fun! And as the founder once said, "Train in a joyful, vibrant manner".

Top
#142854 - 06/02/05 07:35 PM Re: Tips on Akido [Re: eyrie]
BAMA REDNECK9000 Offline
Member

Registered: 12/10/04
Posts: 329
Loc: ALABAMA
What is ukemi?
_________________________
The more you sweat in training, the less you bleed in battle.

Top
#142855 - 06/02/05 09:05 PM Re: Tips on Akido [Re: BAMA REDNECK9000]
eyrie Offline
Professional Poster

Registered: 12/28/04
Posts: 3106
Loc: QLD, Australia
Have you looked here first?
http://justfuckinggoogleit.com

Top


Moderator:  Ames, Cord, MattJ, Reiki 




Action Ads
1.5 Million Plus Page Views
Monthly
Only $89
Details

Self Defense
Offering stun guns, pepper spray, tasers and other self defense products not available in stores.

Pepper Spray
Online distributor of self defense supplies like videos, stun guns, Tasers and more.

Spy Cameras
Surveillance, Hidden Cameras, Nanny Cams, Digital Recorders, Spy Equipment, Pocket DVR's and more

Stun Gun
Wholesale Directlhy to the Public! Stun gun and Taser Guns and personal protection products. Keep your loved ones at home safe!

 

Unbreakable Unbrella

krav maga