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Old 02-27-2008, 02:44 PM   #75
Ron Tisdale
Dojo: Doshinkan dojo in Roxborough, Pa
Location: Phila. Pa
Join Date: Jun 2002
Posts: 4,614
Re: why focus on internal power

Hi Benjamin,

We've met, and enjoyed practice together. If I have failed to show a sense of respect, etiquette or humility, please be clear about where I have failed, and how I might improve.

Onigaishimas (spelling...),
Benjamin Edelen wrote: View Post
Ki/Kokyu training continues to fail to bestow a sense of respect, etiquette, or humility upon its practitioners. This is an area where the non-ki/kokyu elements of nihon budo training seem to be much more effective. Aikido has more gokui than just aiki and kokyu, and they are just as important, even if they generate less enthusiasm on the internets.

Ron Tisdale
"The higher a monkey climbs, the more you see of his behind."
St. Bonaventure (ca. 1221-1274)