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Old 07-14-2005, 03:23 PM   #212
Mike Sigman
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Re: Highest Level Martial Arts and Aikido

Rob Liberti wrote:
Well, maybe it's my poor expression. I attempted to qualify my usage of "profound" with "some profound (_at least_ to them, but maybe very legitimate) level" and when you take out all of the qualifying words I'm left with the impression that only O-sensei's 3 people pushing on the jo trick is "profound" enough for you.
Why are you left with that impression, given the title of this thread and the initial posts about high level Aikido?
It seems like you want to have one more level in there, where everything that I may have seen/experienced and considered to be beyond normal is still not any gradation of kokyu in your opinion. I'm okay with that, but I'm really interested in narrowing down where you draw the line. As far as both of those people, I'm sure they could stand on one leg and resist a push, etc. What is the minimum gradation in your opinion?
I don't have a minimum gradation without any other criteria. What I was asking was what you were calling "profound".


Last edited by Mike Sigman : 07-14-2005 at 03:29 PM.
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