Thread: Slow Aikido
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Old 12-14-2005, 08:46 PM   #25
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Dojo: CSM Aikido JAA/USA
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Re: Slow Aikido

It reminds me of golf -- you watch a professional golf player hit the ball.
They don't look like they are trying to hit the ball,
They don't look like they are trying to swing the club,
It looks like they are just letting the club fall -- using gravity, and just hanging on.
Well to get that good they had to: Try to hit the ball and Try to swing the club.
Eventually they understood how the club felt as it moved and how it impacted the ball and they no longer had to try so hard to do it -- become one with the club and the ball and allowed it to work.

I'm new to Aikido but it seams that way too.
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