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Old 11-30-2006, 07:34 AM   #291
Mike Sigman
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Re: Aikido: The learning of natural movement

Tom Holz wrote:
They have different frameworks they use to understand the internal stuff, but much of the physical skills are *exactly* the same.
Nice post, Tom. I think that the *basics* must be the same. The variations, add-ons, etc., will be there, though, so there can be quite a difference between 3 people whose basics are the same. As many people noted, Ushiro knows how to use kokyu power, but the way he does it, the number of variations, etc., will distinguish what he does from, say, Tohei.

But the point to focus on is that the basic skills are pretty fixed.


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