Saturday, November 29, 2008

Lack of responses

Ok I want a comment or two on my last post. Learning another way of doing Aigamae ate blew my mind. I've been thinking about that simple adjustment for days and no one's said anything about it. Pat, you've said you've been thinking of a response and you've posted twice since then so I know you must have something. Andy, you've been doing it the same way I have, what are your thoughts? COMMUNICATE

6 comments:

Patrick Parker said...

I know... I know, I'm not doing my blogly duty and commenting enough. Lets see what I can dig up to comment on the previous post...

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Andy said...

I know we talked about it the other day but i havent had an opportunity to actually try it that way. Plus Pat seems to have it pretty much wrapped up in that last post. I may have something to contribute later though.

Patrick Parker said...

no way, ANDY! you can't beg off of this one, saying, "yeah, what pat said!"

youve got to actually write an opinion. a good long one, well thought out and long. did I mention it had to be long?

Bryce said...

i think this explains Aigamae ate perfectly, and shows what we are all doing wrong

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RxMOKOEy2j4

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Bryce said...

I honestly see the different ways as different Kata. It's like comparing Nijusan to Junana and trying to do them as the same Kata.

I greatly like some of the aikido feel of Pat's stuff, but i also feel a need for a quick resolution.

It's like the difference between having an unruly drunk guy punching you, you take him to the ground as politely and safe as possible, moving around him, and being jumped by 3 guys in an alley, and quickly off balancing then using your first opportunity to take him out of the fight.

I know that in the perfect Aiki world it would all be the same, but I'm just not quite perfect yet :P.

We did a lot of mixed-sparing in hattiesburg and I honestly did both, differing on the type of fighter i was sparing and the situation, such as a Kitchen...which is where we usually ended up...