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Old 05-07-2006, 07:55 AM   #6
stephen parkin
Location: australia
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Re: Article: The 20 Year Technique by Ross Robertson

I've played guitar for 20 years....I dont learn many new techniques anymore...but I am constantly learning how to play the old ones better or with slight variation to open up new possibilities...Mastery of guitar takes longer than 20 years....I imagine Aikido is similair...
I have black belts in other arts and to become proficient enough to defend yourself does not take that long....(IMHO) but to defend yourself without hurting your oponent ...wow...that would take a lifetime...even if it is possible....regardless of style..
Anyway my Sensei says Aikido is not that hard...you are only stepping forward, stepping back or turning....whats difficult about that?(?)**$%??)
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