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Old 07-03-2001, 12:24 AM   #6
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Hi Chuck;

Always glad to see you chiming in.

Neither Ian nor myself refered to a static attack - and I dare say we both would agree with you that there is no such thing.

I would also like to emphasize that dynamic training is very important to my Aikido. Just last night Nariyama's advanced class was almost entirely Naga no kata - you may know these better as the first 14 techniques of the Dai Yon.

The point I (and also the Aikikai guy last night) was trying to make is that sometimes the level of cooperativity between nage and uke are emphasized to such and extent that one can not learn the physical mechanics behind effective techniques.

The take home message is that one can not exclude one form of training for the other. The old refrain of balance again.

Peter Rehse Shodokan Aikido
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