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Old 06-24-2008, 05:57 PM   #114
Dojo: Aunkai, Tokyo
Location: Tokyo, Japan
Join Date: Oct 2004
Posts: 591
Re: Aikido™ and Aiki…do. Where are we at?

Mark Gibbons wrote: View Post

I was impressed with many things about the seminar, the least with the "feats of awesomeness". In my opinion many of those were really well done uses of leverage, and no I'm not claiming I can do them. I think I understood enough about some of them to not be awestruck. Impressed, yes, they are good tricks. I left thinking people underestimated how much technique was involved in the tricks.
Hey Mark, at least your honest about your thoughts, and I think it'll get your pretty far really fast
As far as the "well don uses of leverage", in one sense it is, but in another sense it isn't. Give it another two years or constant training and you'll probably understand how it's done. It actually is "pretty awesome" once you can do it yourself.
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