Re: Talk to me about cycles in training
Thanks, Mark - yeah, that was intentionally deep-er...
I dunno - sometimes there is what feels like true magic, and the thing is that you can't hold on to it however hard that is to accept.
I find aikido so very different from everything else learned. Usually, you can build on previous experience and specific knowledge. In aikido, it is very difficult to hold on to things you've learned - and perhaps even antithetical to try to do so?
I agree that it becomes easier to know when you are forcing the issue with uke, realize that you are off balance, not centered etc., and it does certainly help, but the magic, though... It is so fleeting and addictive, and yet chasing it will keep it from you.