Thread: Staying soft.
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Old 05-18-2005, 01:45 PM   #24
Chuck Clark
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Re: Staying soft.

Peter Zalinski wrote:
Note: you cannot train a beginner to do this -- they don't have the vocabulary yet.
Beginners can begin to learn this in the way they're taught posture, movement, ukemi, recovery of posture, etc.from day one of their experience in the dojo. These are the tools that need to be in place to begin to understand and cultivate the ability to do kaeshi waza, henka waza, renraku waza, etc. These all add up to the ideal of takemusu aiki waza.

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