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Old 08-15-2007, 12:37 PM   #2
Allen Beebe
Location: Portland, OR
Join Date: Mar 2007
Posts: 532
Re: Sword work, internal skill, & "Aiki"

Perhaps "internal skill/Aiki" and flowing and blending aren't mutually exclusive.

Perhaps the flowing and blending that can take place when one has "internal skill/Aiki" is different than the flowing and blending that folks do without "internal skill/Aiki." This would explain the varying results achieved, the disparity of experience, and the difficulty and confusion in communication.

Perhaps this could be true for both armed and un-armed circumstances seeing as a weapon most likely has no inherent "internal skill/Aiki" or "flowing/blending" contained within it.

Something more to think about anyway . . .

Allen Beebe

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