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Old 08-01-2009, 11:16 AM   #9
mathewjgano
 
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Re: The Experience of Aikido

My sense of the blindfold thing is that we rely so heavily on our sight, we forget to focus on the other sensations too. It's interesting how much stronger my other senses get when I channel more of my attention to them and how, as a result of that, I seem to learn how to use them a little better.
I think my overall experience of Aikido has been one of seeking internal organization and seeing how that affects "external" interactions; of seeking holistic understanding by the creation of purposeful connections.

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