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Old 02-05-2007, 11:51 PM   #398
Erick Mead
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Re: Baseline skillset

Another pointed quote from Ushiro on the usefulness of paired "step by step" forms such as those used in aikido training.
Ushiro Sensei wrote:
... bunkai kumite (step-by-step sparring) based on kata as a system for getting feedback about the usability you've achieved. Techniques that take kata as their starting point can be evolved limitlessly. And limitlessness [in terms of what could happen] is definitely a feature of any real combative encounter.


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