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Old 11-05-2007, 07:25 AM   #15
Stefan Stenudd
 
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Dojo: Enighet Malmo Sweden
Location: Malmo
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What is your intention when you do an Aikido technique? When you do a shiho nage or kote gaeshi what do you intend to happen to uke?
What a wonderful question! I should try to say something profound

I want it to be joyous, like a dance. I want uke to feel that this was the best outcome imaginable. I want to feel a flow without interruptions or awkward corners. And I want us both to feel better afterward.

Maybe aikido should be regarded as healing. It is definitely an art. A healing art?

Stefan Stenudd
My aikido website: http://www.stenudd.com/aikido/
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