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Old 10-18-2005, 01:23 PM   #12
Ron Tisdale
Dojo: Doshinkan dojo in Roxborough, Pa
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Re: Kokyu explanation

I hope it was helpfull. I'm sure all the different styles and teachers each have their own ways of bringing out this kind of power. One of the problems of looking for clues from different places is that good teachers have an entire system where everything (ukemi, waza, breathing, methods of kokyu) *everything* dovetails very specifically. I already know some styles will find some of the things I said above anathama...because they don't fit in their paradigm. That's ok too...I just probably won't spend much time there, is all. To each their own. The tricky part for me is looking at some of these differences, and finding where they fit in what I'm learning (they often have a place, even if not the same place).

Best,
Ron

Ron Tisdale
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"The higher a monkey climbs, the more you see of his behind."
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