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Old 12-19-2006, 08:24 AM   #50
Chuck Clark
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Re: Ueshiba taking Ukemi

Dan Harden wrote:
We should be getting more powerful in later years. Particularly 50-60's
Hi Dan,

The problem is that most of us in our 50-60's are still trying to be "powerful" in the same ways we did it in their younger years. Can't happen for very long. It's just semantics, I suppose, but I (at 60) get feedback that I feel very "forceful" now instead of powerful. Good thing, to me, is that when others experience forceful effects, I don't feel much physically in the way of feedback. I'm looking forward to another twenty years of polishing and looking for more efficient and forceful training.

Safe, Peaceful, and Joyful Holiday Season to All,

Chuck Clark
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