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Old 10-03-2008, 10:25 AM   #3
David Humm
Join Date: Sep 2001
Posts: 269
United Kingdom
Re: Using ki-skills for "aiki" in Daito-Ryu

Dan Harden wrote: View Post
What is wrong with this picture?
Why and how would this never happen were both parties to have a connected body and ki?

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Dear Dan,

Many thanks for (not) taking the time to ask if I had any objections in you using a picture of myself and one of my students in a post which poses a negative connotation on the quality of what was being done. Much appreciated.

Is common courtesy a virtue you value ? Obviously not.

Just for your information Dan, the uke, a good friend of mine, is an accomplished Kyokushinkai yudansha, and an ex Soviet soldier (para) I'd suggest if you'd like to know what "connected body and ki" actually feels like, I suggest you should likewise train with a middle senior full contact karateka as your uke; someone like the person in the picture, who understands how, when and where to routinely resist.

Feel free to post your own images of such training for us to critique.


Last edited by akiy : 10-04-2008 at 09:40 PM.