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Old 08-15-2001, 06:00 PM   #3
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I always smile when I hear the words 'natural stance' since the posture it usually refers to in the user's mind is not what I consider natural. My pre-Aikido stance was closer to hamni than to the 'natural stance'; then my first sensei taught that hamni was the 'natural stance' forgotten through years of poor posture and bad habits. Taking my cue from that, and from two years of nightly training, I have to admit, I'm as likely to be in hamni outside the dojo as on the mat...
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