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Old 08-16-2008, 08:07 PM   #120
Erick Mead
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Re: "Aiki" in Russian Video Clips

Mark Chiappetta wrote: View Post
I'm sure there are some martial genius' that can take the written word and immediately rewire their body but I can not. ... I highly doubt that you can get *it* by reading about *it*.
It is occasionally necessary to repeat my oft ignored refrain. Even an indisputably valid physical description of aiki is not a substitute for sound physical training. A more reliable guide and check for noted errors, perhaps. That's good bunkai. But even that is not the point. The thing itself is the point.


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