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Old 01-07-2009, 01:25 PM   #15
Dojo: Charlotte Aikikai Agatsu Dojo
Join Date: Aug 2007
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Re: Ryote Tori Tips & Tricks (I Need Help)

Dalen Johnson wrote: View Post
Seriously though, each of my steps looks like Im exerting a lot of energy...while strength may get me by, it would be nice to learn, (and be confident with), a more energy efficient way.

it's easy to use pure muscle strength. we learned this approach most of our lives. the road to learn how to use a different kind of strength which Endo sensei displayed is a hard road to follow. it required lots of solo practice and a switching of mindset. for me it took running into folks like Endo sensei, Ikeda sensei, Howard Popkin, Mike Sigman, systema folks, and a few others to convince me of there are better ways to do aikido. that's my nickel! (had to account for inflation )
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