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Old 01-18-2009, 07:00 AM   #188
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Re: Using ki-skills for "aiki" in Daito-Ryu

Due to some behind the scenes talk and internet investigation I came to what is being called "ground strength". I do not disagree with this in any way as being a common fundamental to all internal martial arts. It is amazing how rarely you see people who know and can do this. I recognized this in my own training some time back - fundamentally it's precise posture. However, I didn't call it "ground strength".

If you look over the tests I wrote about, you will see that my limitations create a situation that requires precise posture. There are other things at play there as well, but it is enough to say we have common fundamentals or a common tree trunk. The branches may be different.

Thanks for the fun discussion everyone.
Richard
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