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Old 09-11-2008, 11:31 AM   #6
Stephen Kotev
Location: Metro D.C. Area
Join Date: Apr 2005
Posts: 71
Re: The "real" techniques not taught to everyone?

Dan Harden wrote: View Post

I'd seriously consider that if you do not have significant power and sensitivity and can handle most anything with ease after 5 years
Quit, and go find a teacher who can teach aiki.

Hey Dan,

I normally lurk but your statement has me curious. Could you detail your estimate a bit further? Is the expectation of 'competency' in 5 years based off of daily training in internal solo exercises and 3-4 times a week partner practice or some other model?

Stephen Kotev
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