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Old 06-04-2008, 11:49 AM   #15
Aiki1
 
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Re: Easy ikkyo, painless nikkyo, attacking nikkyo?

Rob is completely correct, and all this has nothing to do with anything subtle whatsoever.

Although seemingly impressive at times, the only reason this person's technique works is simply because of how he trains his uke. This is devoid of any martial understanding and responsibility, let alone anything deeper. If you have the eye for it, you'll see that, in spite of what he says, there is no understanding of position, -real- kuzushi, or core connection or movement. The words/concepts are there, but not the real knowledge or actual skill. I know this from first-hand experience.

Larry Novick
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ACE Aikido
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