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Old 11-13-2006, 04:43 PM   #5
raul rodrigo
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Re: This is Aikido, by Tohei

While we're on the topic of books that give you an idea of how to use the jin/kokyu forces, I'd like to asks Mike S about Shioda's Total Aikido. At some point he says the source of power in aikido is the big toe; when you fix the big toe on the ground, power flows into the leg. It was that sentence that started me thinking about what is apparently called "groundpath" and to pay attention to what happens when I do the boat rowing exercise. I'd just like to be clear: is Shioda in fact referring to the groundpath?
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