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Old 01-15-2008, 03:38 PM   #31
Mike Sigman
Location: Durango, CO
Join Date: Feb 2005
Posts: 4,123
Re: Workshop with Mike Sigman on Ki in Aikido

Greg Steckel wrote: View Post
Hi Mike,

I have been following your threads here on Aikiweb and on Aikido Journal for a while now and it appears that your views on Ki principles are closely aligned with those I learned from my training in the early Ki Society back in the late 70s.

I was really looking forward to having the chance to train with you, but unfortunately, I have been informed by Bob & Budd at the Itten dojo that the workshop is full and there is no more room for anyone else. Consequently, I was wondering how long you were going to be in the area and if there may be a possibility of getting together informally for a short period of time. If not, do you have plans of coming back to the east coast some other time, and if so, what would be the chances of getting together then.
Hi Greg:

Well, the workshop cap is my fault; I simply have to have time to get around and feel what is going on inside of each person and there's a limit to how many people I can cover for each exercise. So the capped attendance was due to my insistence, I'm afraid.

I've already made my flights in and out of "The Sprawl" (hat tip to William Gibson), as the east coast is known, so unfortunately I'm not going to be there very long. I only do workshops sporadically and whimsically (it's not how I make a living) so I have no idea when I'll be back out that way.
Also, your recent articles on Ki and Aikido on the Aikido Journal site are excellent. Like you, I grabbed an Aikido shihan about 30 years ago and have been searching for the secret that would lead to that same internal feeling ever since.
Thanks. I used that "feeling" to judge/compare things for a number of years. It's good yard stick when trying to find a teacher.
With your permission, I would like to quote your articles as views on Ki we agree with on our Aiki group's web site at
If you think it will help someone, please feel free to use them as you wish.


Mike Sigman
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