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Old 11-15-2005, 12:32 PM   #7
Dojo: Seattle Ki Society
Location: Seattle
Join Date: Dec 2003
Posts: 522
Re: Poll: How aesthetically pleasing is your instructor's aikido?

I don't see why "aesthetically pleasing" has to mean visual.

One of my junior classmates was doing shihonage with me last night and I felt as though I was just standing there disconnected from what he was doing. I mentioned this and the next shihonage I was swirled through the technique and onto the mat in one continuous flowing motion. I don't know what it looked like to an observer, but I would definitely consider that one a beautiful throw. It worked a lot better, too.

Mary Kaye
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