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Old 11-15-2005, 07:46 AM   #6
billybob
 
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Re: Poll: How aesthetically pleasing is your instructor's aikido?

Jon,

I think I know what you mean. I was criticized by Sensei for it when my back injuries were at their worst. Lately, after many years, and lots of therapy I am beginning to feel techniques 'through my feet' again. Shihonage felt like one of the chi kung postures I use to heal. When uke pulled back - they pulled themselves into the technique.

To me feeling is primary martial training tool - eyes are secondary. Functionality before aesthetics.

David
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