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Old 02-27-2012, 10:01 PM   #8
Mario Tobias
Join Date: Aug 2006
Posts: 261
Re: Aikido Teaching Information Silence

I never really understood before why some of my senseis get really angry when students start talking during practice. It's only recently I realized aikido can't be taught by words, only feeling. Words would be a distraction to feeling. If you're distracted, you wont learn since the feeling is so fleeting. So I rarely talk now during practice, a nod here or there perhaps, unless my partner is a total beginner. The communication is by body movement and connection, no words. Makes sense to me now.
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