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Old 06-13-2002, 08:29 AM   #46
SeiserL
 
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I think there are techniques that are more pratcical than others. At times, I feel that some of the technqiues I practice are to teach me principles of Aikido rather than direct application readying me for a bar room brawl. On some of Peyton Quinn's tapes, he has a sidekick that apllies Aikido very well to just this situation. Very effective.

I would also agree that the question is about the pointlessness of a certain technique more than can we discover the point and make it effective. There are technqiues that I know I cannot at this stage make work, yet I have felt my Sensei slam me with.

Just stay open and let the point discover you through the practice. There was much I did not understand and there will always be new points to discover. That's the beauty of Aikido.

Until again,

Lynn

Lynn Seiser PhD
Yondan Aikido & FMA/JKD
We do not rise to the level of our expectations, but fall to the level of our training. Train well. KWATZ!
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