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Old 03-20-2006, 12:10 PM   #275
James Kelly
Dojo: Glendale Aikikai
Location: Los Angeles
Join Date: Oct 2003
Posts: 109
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Re: ?? Exaggeration in Aikido ??

Jean de Rochefort wrote:
Then I don't think it'd be suitable to cite in this instance.
I have to disagree. Books, papers and interviews, like this forum, are all well and good, but nothing beats training with someone directly. Seeing what they're doing, taking the ukemi and if they're open to it, asking direct questions. In fact, I'd say that direct training trumps all other forms of transmission. Terry used to say this a lot, ‘what's most important is that I touch you' (or something like that).
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