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Old 07-12-2005, 07:48 PM   #181
Mike Sigman
Location: Durango, CO
Join Date: Feb 2005
Posts: 4,123
Re: Highest Level Martial Arts and Aikido

Rob Liberti wrote:
Well I think it is a reasonable guess based on the simple basis that my doubt comes from the fact that I have seen plenty of shuji classes and everyone was sitting down.
I have seen plenty of Aikido classes, but only through this forum did I get a number of responses (some private) indicating that a lot more "standing" was done in Aikido than I ever thought. Like I said, I don't know about calligraphy classes and only have a superficial knowledge of what goes on in really good calligraphy practice.
About thinking that it "requires two people, one giving feedback, in order to develop kokyu powers" - my mind isn't made up but those elements of aikido seem to imply how it should be practiced.
Does it require a partner to do Misogi exercises? I don't think so. Does Fune Kogi Undo require a partner? I think you can develop kokyu with or without partners and having a partner has little to do with kokyu specifically.

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