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Old 11-08-2005, 09:00 PM   #9
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Re: Rank-Aikido (pun intended)

Roosvelt Freeman wrote:
Is that possible that Doshu already is in the "exit from form" stage of his Aiki development?

For me, I wouldn't ever say that Ha level practice or Shu level practice would be a departure from good body mechanics. So I'd have to say that any "exit from form" stage would not exclude an aikidoka from practicing Rank Aikido if he/she demonstrated some sort of inconsistency in the effectiveness of their "mechanical advantages" in relation to the relative rank of their training partner.

David M. Valadez
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