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Hello. :) (John Hamilton)

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From: John Hamilton on Sun, 18 Mar 2018 12:58:45 -0600

I started training in Aikido last month on February 19th in Kalispell, MT under the tutelage of Walther G. von Krenner and his two assistant instructors; Ken McCaskill and Lucas Brown. So far I've been learning Shikko and Ukemi, Sawari Waza, and some joint manipulation techniques which I haven't quite mastered the names of yet. I train from 8:00 to 10:00 PM on Mondays, Thursdays, and Fridays; Fridays are weapons training days, except the last Friday of every month, which is movie night haha. So far I have ten hours of training under my belt. :)

Classical Aikido (and Neijia) in Police Work (Ellis Amdur)

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From: Ellis Amdur on Sun, 18 Mar 2018 01:22:56 -0600

Some time ago, I mentioned that I have been curious to hear from police who have used classical aikido technique (not just the mindset, but actual techniques). Here, I [URL=""]LINK[/URL] to an essay on my kogenbudo site, by Bill Fettes, an recently retired Australian police officer, which discusses this directly.

Greetings! (Peter A Goldsbury)

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From: Peter A Goldsbury on Sat, 17 Mar 2018 18:59:38 -0600

Hello. Welcome to AikiWeb. I suspect that AikiWeb is like other web forums such as E-Budo. The 'sophisticated AI functionality' there is not particularly A, since the administrator is the one who manually checks IP addresses and user names and then decides whether to accept or reject. We made these changes to avoid spammers. Incidentally, I practice aikido, but have very fond memories of a Tomiki club in Brighton (UK), which I used to frequent when I was a student. It was run by a man named Wells, but we all called him Tolly. My teachers were Aikikai and were Japanese, but training there was sometimes a welcome change. Later, after I came to live here, I learned much more about the history of aikido and studied Kenji Tomiki's interesting life and activities. I knew two of his direct students: one named Shigenobu Okumura, in the Aikikai, and another named Fumiaki Shishida, in the Tomiki organization in Japan. Do you have any contact with any Aikikai dojos in Dublin? Best wishes, Peter Goldsbury

Resistance? (Amos Barnett)

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From: Amos Barnett on Sat, 17 Mar 2018 06:12:03 -0600

Personally I find it helpful, at least where I am at, to have someone try and break my technique and find holes in it. Then I can see if I react well, or badly. The way I see it is that we are training so that our bodies act naturally with Aiki and not counter resistance. A good partner is attuned to working on the subtleties of technique that can help develop that and overcome the resistance in our mind as well as our body.

New to Aikido (Tom Anderson)

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From: Tom Anderson on Fri, 16 Mar 2018 08:07:01 -0600

Welcome to the family Laura. You picked a great school. Christian is a good guy and instructor. I train at aikido centers of nj ,Sparta hope to see and work with you in the future. Tom

Worn a fitness tracker during practice? (Matthew Middleton)

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From: Matthew Middleton on Thu, 15 Mar 2018 13:05:33 -0600

I've recently picked one up, to help remind me to get my backside out of the chair more regularly (I work at a pretty sedentary job), and I'm thinking of trying to have it on me while practicing. Has anyone here done this? If so, what kind of tracker did you use? Did you find it useful? As an FYI, I'm using a Fitbit Flex 2, which is a little module that normally goes in a wristband or other carrier. I'm thinking I'll stitch a small pocket for it in my pants or something.
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