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Aren't you from the Far East?
Technical explanations for those having not been grown up in the philosophy of the Far East
What is this site? – a more detailed explanation
I’m sure you search for videos sometimes and try to analyse its moves frame by frame. This is what we used to do. It’s a tiring and hard work with doubtful results.
Why is that?
Because the photos and videos without the explanation of the the basic principles to tell much to beginners, they might even draw incorrect conclusions from watching them.
Among the loads of websites and videos on YouTube, etc., it’s very hard to find material which describe the basic aikido techniques in detail, and possibly contain similarly detailed explanations.
You could easily have already seen, even in the real world, that someone demonstrated a techniques but they wouldn’t explain why the technique was done that way or why it worked so and didn’t in another way. Maybe they didn’t want to tell you why or they gave some hard-to-get explanations and you couldn’t understand and accept these. It’s very hard to learn from such instructions.
We believe that you will learn a technique much more easily and effectively if you understand how they work.
How can this be?
Aikido moves, just like any other moves one learns, are all conscience-driven (not instinct-driven) moves, at least until you get to a certain level. Thus, if you can’t answer why you do things the way you do them all your moves will just be copied moves.
However, if you understand what you do and why you do them that way, you can focus on the moves themselves instead of focusing hard on doing something that is similar to the moves in your instructions (videos, etc.). The result of this understanding will be that you can learn these, often complicated, moves quickly and easily. Step by step, you will be able to concentrate on single movements and you can learn by always checking yourself and your techniques.
To learn high level moves, however, requires that you start building your knowledge-base from the foundations.
What do we mean by this?
We mean that there are lots of instructional videos on the Web where higher level techniques are demonstrated. These are very good and useful, but…
How can you learn a high level technique if you are not sure about the basics?
Let us start with a bit of philosophy: if you want to learn higher level techniques, you will need the high level knowledge of the basic techniques!
You can’t build a fortress on loose foundations because the enemy will easily break down your walls and you can start preparing for capitulation already.
To avoid this problem we will start building from the bottom. We would like to provide you with strong foundations make you be able to understand and learn higher level techniques later.
In our videos and presentations we do our best to give you detailed explanations, illustrative examples with pointing out mistakes people often make. Obviously, you can also see in our teaching material that what we explain indeed works.
You might be thinking now “Why would I want to believe these guys”?
Don't believe a word we say! - We don't want to preach, we are not invincible Masters of All Times. We would like to share our expertise and experiences with you. Don't accept everything we say but try whatever we explain in detail in our videos yourself.
The guy who is named Instructor in the end credits of our videos (:-D) has more than 15 years experience in aikido, 9 years of which have been also spent on instructing and teaching several groups of beginners and continuously improving advanced students. My own improvements are due to one of the most knowledgeable and experienced aikido masters of Hungary, ELSNER László (5th Dan Aikikai) whose teachings and instructions I always follow. If you are still not convinced about our experience we have in aikido please have look at our freely accessible videos and frequently updated blog or click on the “About Us” menu, they are all for enthusiastic aikido lovers.
You may still ask “Where is the trick”? This should be just another wangle
There is not trick, it is not wangle.
We ask your contribution for things only that what we had to work hard on. All these for a correct fee and 100% money back guarantee. If you aren‘t satisfied with our instructional videos or presentations you only have to send us an e-mail. We are not asking for tens or hundreds of dollars for our instructional videos and presentations, to access our videos, we only ask whatever we pay for a single class of ours. In addition to the videos, you also get an interactive Q&A section in which we aim at answering any questions you might have to the best of our knowledge.
So again, what is offered to you?– The above mentioned fifteen years of experience as aikido students and instructors that allows you not only to practice but to understand the techniques of aikido better.
We do not promise you sudden and instant improvement but a viewpoint from which you can understand the principles of aikido more easily.
We are convinced that if you take your aikido practice seriously - which should definitely be the case as you are reading this page - you will significantly improve your skills and understanding of aikido.
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See you soon,
Szilárd Pál and Zoltán Szlávik (aka. Connor and Zolley)