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Old 03-03-2006, 08:48 AM   #20
Alec Corper
 
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Re: Training over 50

Ok Lyn,

I'll get back to training tomorrow
Seriously though, I often say the same to my older students, "train wiser, not harder", and I am now reviewing what that means. Simplistic answers like "quality over quantity" don't say much unless we define what quality is. The quality of awareness, subtlety, the degree of intention and attention, etc. I brought this up because it is always said that Aikido is for all, young and old, but the practice is and must be different, and in general this is an untouched area, at least in my experience,
regards, Alec

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