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Posted on December 16, 2010 | No CommentsLearning Aikido techniques for children is no different than learning in school - the subject matter must engage them. If not, short attention spans will rule and there will be chaos on the mat. The challenge for Aikido instructors is to make training fun.
Posted on July 8, 2009 | No CommentsMen can generate a greater degree of power but women tend to catch on to Aikido techniques more rapidly than men. This is because they can not rely on upper body strength. They must rely on the generation of power through ki extension.
Posted on January 11, 2009 | No CommentsKokyunage can be loosely defined as a momentum throw. Whether we are dealing with an advanced (oyowaza) or a beginning (kihonwaza) technique, the same fundamental principles apply. They include blending, redirection and control. They also involve the four basic principles.
Posted on January 6, 2009 | No CommentsKoshi nage can be translated as hip throws. While these techniques are most frequently used in the martial art of Judo, they comprise an important part of Aikido techniques.