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Old 06-02-2005, 03:14 AM   #14
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Re: Poll: Is the spiritual component of aikido inherent in the physical techniques?

Si Wilson wrote:
...<snip>...I had a disturbing experience at a seminar a little while ago, where I did (Shomen) Irimi Nage on one guy and he got up looking flustered, saying, "What are you going? What are you doing?" I was confused as I thought I did the technique pretty well. "You're not supposed to touch me!" he said, "You're supposed to show your hand in front of my face and I fall down!" ** WHAT? **
Just a question, was this person dressed in his pretty pretty pink hakama smelling of fresh floral scent?
So I did the technique even harder the second time!
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