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Old 10-25-2006, 11:38 AM   #37
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Dojo: Aikido South (formerly Emory Aikikai)
Location: Atlanta, Georgia
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Re: Takemusu Aiki in Systematic Teaching?

I think my trepidation about take musu aiki is the fact take musu aiki is difficult to reproduce and therefore difficult to communicate. To me, the instruction of take musu aiki is reserved for shihan and yudansha to teach on the seminar circuit, who are in a better position to teach students. Which leads to my exclusion of take musu aiki from general curriculum. However, I do believe this concept in vital to training and so I urge students to attend seminars and I love when guests stop by and share their thoughts (thanks for stopping bye class last week Erik!).

Ultimately, the question still confounds me. How do you ask Michael Jordan how he made the shots he made? How you do ask Tiger Woods why he hits the ball so far?
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