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Old 07-11-2008, 08:57 AM   #15
Ron Tisdale
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Re: Seiseki Abe Sensei video....whats going on here?

Bingo!

I should probably add that when shite is 90 plus, I am not concerned about "resisting", or having him prove something...I am concerned about feeling what he is doing, how he is doing it, what effect it has, etc. If flowing with him allows me to experience that stuff, great! If I don't feel or experience anything remarkable, that's fine...I'll take the ukemi and be happy I trained with a 90+ guy who knew the founder and is still getting on the mat. Probably won't go around telling people "hey, I didn't feel him do anything". Probably won't take the next boat to China to train with that person, either...

Best,
Ron

Last edited by Ron Tisdale : 07-11-2008 at 09:01 AM.

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