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Old 06-23-2009, 06:31 AM   #16
dps
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Re: The Practice of Aikido

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George S. Ledyard wrote: View Post
... if the principle inside the form isn't there, the technique shouldn't work.

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David Skaggs wrote: View Post
Good article and agree with a lot of what you said. Major exception is,
In Aikido, the ability to apply the principles practically is the measure of your progress. The greater the ability , the greater the progress. As you progress your technique will progress and this is the measure of your ability to apply the principles you have learned.

What other way is there to measure your progress?

David
The practice of Aikido is through techniques to learn the principles, the focus is not on learning the techniques or fighting, but the principles. As you progress in learning the principles your application ot the principles will improve and will be the measure of your progress.

The difference seems to be you saying this is only true in the dojo,
I am saying this is true in and outside of the dojo.

Can you show me anywhere in this thread where I said that the focus of practicing Aikido is fighting?

David

Last edited by dps : 06-23-2009 at 06:38 AM.
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