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Old 11-22-2006, 10:02 AM   #212
Location: Arlington, VA
Join Date: Apr 2006
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Re: Aikido: The learning of natural movement

Erick Mead wrote:
They are all aikido. They are NOT working on the same principles as the nei-jia. The aspects of carriage and movement could not be more different. Yoshinkan (no offense) body carriage is far divorced from prescriptions of nei-jia and internal power, however it is underestood in mechanical terms. However, it, like Tohei's art, all works as aikido.

Wow, that statement denotes a lack of understanding Gozo Shioda's (among others) body movements and writings. All I can say is I am not quite sure how you could come to this conclusion while saying you understand the notions of Aiki, Ki, Kokyu, etc. This is probably too far off topic and you might want to explain this in a different thread.

Tim Anderson
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