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Old 02-12-2008, 09:18 AM   #65
Mike Sigman
Location: Durango, CO
Join Date: Feb 2005
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Re: Workshop with Mike Sigman on Ki in Aikido

Ron Tisdale wrote: View Post
Mike has said several times that the approach the Ki Society uses of seperate tracks is a good one, and I can see why, since it keeps the martial side seperate from the skills in this area. Something to definately examine.
Exactly, Ron. Tohei's systemization of Aikido waza and Ki skills turns out to not be bad at all. Of course, I'd argue that if he took as explicative an approach as I tried to do over the weekend, it would help tremendously (although we did a wider range of skills than Ki Society uses)..... but that's just my opinion about the *details*. The important part to note is that it suddenly becomes easy to see how Ki Society, ASU, Aikikai, etc., suddenly become reconciled when/if they all use the core Ki principles, whereas if all you see is waza, etc., the factions of Aikido look separate indeed.


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