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Old 03-01-2006, 10:36 AM   #255
Ron Tisdale
Dojo: Doshinkan dojo in Roxborough, Pa
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Re: ?? Exaggeration in Aikido ??

a) have you seen each other's aikido? I was under the impression that we were going off of written descriptions, so that would not be possible. I could be mistaken; David Valedez has posted video of himself doing waza and exercises, so at least there we have something somewhat concrete to go on.

b) Jean, I still don't get your attitude sometimes...that's probably my issue, not yours.

c) Someone I respect told me once that aikido has no secrets...but some things are for personal transmission only. So in a class or one to one setting, it's not a secret. But he wouldn't discuss *some* things openly on the web, for instance.

d) It is a fine line you walk when deciding when to use that for cover, and when that is a legitimate position to take. Right now...it looks like cover.

Best,
Ron

Ron Tisdale
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