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Old 02-02-2006, 12:10 AM   #19
David Yap
Join Date: Jun 2003
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Re: right way of doing sitting kokyu-ho

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Soon-Kian Phang wrote:
Ok... I have to try this at my next keiko... I suspect this is going to be very difficult... reminds me of the time when I tried to lift uke to a standing position from suwariwaza ryotedori. I still haven't figured that one either...
Hi Phang,

Curious with what you've said; where do you train and with whom? In your posts, you've frequently mentioned Aikikai Hombu, so you should be (or originally) an aikikai stylist. I have trained at various dojo here (both Aikikai and Yoshinkan) and I have come across only one dojo whose members (teachers included) do not understand the purpose and intend of the suwariwaza kokyu-ho exercises. Sadly, I felt only muscle but no "ki" from their techniques. For them, good aikido mean strong physical strength and not surprisingly you wouldn't any ladies or children in the class.

Regards

David Y
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