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Old 06-16-2009, 07:33 PM   #5
Marc Abrams
Dojo: Aikido Arts of Shin Budo Kai/ Bedford Hills, New York
Location: New York
Join Date: May 2006
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Re: 040) The Depth of Irimi: Week of June 15, 2009

George S. Ledyard wrote: View Post
Hi Marc,
I look forward to when we can sit down and you can show me what you've been working on...

The whole thing about irimi that people don't necessarily get is that it is the Mind that "enters". People try to develop their physical "entry" without understanding the energetic or psychic side and they can't figure out why they can't do what the highest level teachers can do.

What is tremendous about a teacher like Ushiro Sensei is that he has a vocabulary to describe what you are trying to do and exercises designed to develop the capacity to do it.

I hope you've got some pictures...

I will give you a phone call hopefully this week. I will definitely show you some of what I am trying to work on. You have been of tremendous help to me, that is the least that I can do.

What is just as bad as someone not getting that the "mind" or the term I have learned "Mind-Body", is when people confuse that with intention. The hard part for people is learning to use their "mind" without intention. Once you feel that difference, .....

I will e-mail you some pictures !

Regards to you and "better" 1/2 !

Marc Abrams
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