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Old 08-24-2005, 12:45 PM   #57
Ron Tisdale
Dojo: Doshinkan dojo in Roxborough, Pa
Location: Phila. Pa
Join Date: Jun 2002
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Re: quickness & accuracy

There is kata, and then there is kata, and, then, there is kata.

Most aikido is loosely based on kata.

Yoshinkan (and other forms of aikido) sees kata much the way Jean spoke of it.

Some forms of Daito ryu may take an even more serious look at kata...emphasising exactly the things both Larry and Jean spoke of.

I have felt a shiver run down my back watching the kata of some koryu. Not alive? You've got to be kidding me...

Best,
Ron (remembering Ellis's kiai, and half of a composite bokkuto flying sans tsuka)

Ron Tisdale
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"The higher a monkey climbs, the more you see of his behind."
St. Bonaventure (ca. 1221-1274)
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