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Old 08-13-2008, 09:59 AM   #101
Dojo: Charlotte Aikikai Agatsu Dojo
Join Date: Aug 2007
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Re: "Aiki" in Russian Video Clips

Dan Harden wrote: View Post
through loong explanations that guarantee to have them screw it up? Here's an example,
When doing Shiko "Open your pelvis, put your intent from your left foot to your right hand. Cross-line body work is very important. Draw yourself over with your right hand, "pull yourself back upright with your left leg pulling your right side hand back up, while your left hand draws your right leg up and you right leg is pulling down. Maintain and hold these six contradicting lines in your body; up/ down, left / right, front/ back, and while you are doing that hold a connection from your feet to each opposite hand. If you can; try rising up in the back and sinking through the front, at the same time. Do it till your intent is so refined that "your will" pops you off your own feet when you go back upright. Oops I see your spine let your sort of slide over and your postural alignment broke!" Er...good luck with that.
Hey! That looked like the DUI test I got. I did pretty well; however, my intention wandered a bit.