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Old 05-21-2005, 07:46 AM   #66
Mike Sigman
Location: Durango, CO
Join Date: Feb 2005
Posts: 4,123
Re: Basic elements of Aikido

Ignatius Teo wrote:
Being of Chinese background, ...
Holy Smoke... that catches me by surprise, seeing that you have such a classical Latin Catholic name of the old european order. [quote]So it may or may not surprise you, if I say, that what you write about understanding "idiomatic" phraseology and "cultural context" and "abtruse, flowery descriptions", that it actually means something to me![That's reassuring to know, thanks. I used to spend a lot of time trying to glean information from the various abstract "poems" (there are so many of them), but it always turns out that the poems are more to help you remember or to show the author has knowledge, than to teach you how to do anything.
it helps, if we all continue to share in the same spirit, although I do not know enough at this stage to be able to share anything worthwhile..
You obviously will be one of the ones that learns, since you're serious. Either it will come as an aid to me or to someone else down the road.

All the Best.

Mike Sigman
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