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Old 06-10-2009, 11:18 PM   #12
Dojo: Aiki Shoshinkan, Aiki Kenkyukai
Join Date: Oct 2001
Posts: 813
Re: Cycles in training

I think there's an article here in aikiweb... peaks and troughs or something to that effect. Polishing the mirror maybe, I can't remember... search for it.

I thought you were going to refer to something akin to Tiger Wood's training cycle. He was good, then he went bad to get better. Something which I think requires absolute bravery and tremendous amount of guts to do.

First to believe that what you're doing is not the best way.
Second to believe that what you're going to do is better.
Third to re engineer your body/mental mechanics/understanding to do the second way, thereby regressing in terms of your actual current playability/ability.
Fourth to climb every step back upwards till you reach and surpass your current level.

God give me the strength.

Draw strength from stillness. Learn to act without acting. And never underestimate a samurai cat.
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