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Old 04-14-2006, 10:49 AM   #18
raul rodrigo
Location: Quezon City
Join Date: Jul 2004
Posts: 777
Re: Using your centre during training

It took me eight years to even begin to understand what moving from my center really meant, and as Mike Sigman says, it was fune kogi undo, done with intent and sensitivity to what was actually going one, that helped unlock it for me. Not that I actually have it down pat now. But am much less stupid about it now than I used to be. So if after a couple of months it's a little mysterious for you, then thats perfectly normal. The wonderful and terrible thing about aikido is that its frustrating and mysterious and hard, and you will screw up all the time, but if you have an open heart and are willing to work, then at least you can hope to screw up at higher and higher levels as you go along.
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