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Old 02-12-2008, 08:39 AM   #59
Kevin Leavitt
 
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Re: Workshop with Mike Sigman on Ki in Aikido

Not saying that there are not people that have these skills in AIkido. I am sure they are there. What I found interesting was how concentrated, distilled, focused, and "1,2,3 this is how you do it" Mike layed this stuff out for us.

I suppose I could have spent the rest of the year going to seminars, summer camps etc and getting blips of what he was teaches and probably not really get too far in my practice as I would have never "holistically" looked at some of the problems I am having.

Mike layed it out in a very coherent, logical way.

I don't think that our higher, proficient shihan in aikido are trying to keep it a secret, maybe they simply do not have teaching skills to transmit it efficiently or something like that??? I don't know.

What I do know is that Mike possibly has saved me a lot of time. The key is that I now have to practice and exercise what he presented, and get with people that are competent such as him from time to time to expand my understanding.

Isn' that what we are all looking for anyway?

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