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Old 08-31-2009, 03:37 PM   #57
Ron Tisdale
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Re: Kokyu development for Aiki in Aikido

Hi Erik, I ***think*** I understand what you just said. The problem with both your answer and **mine** is that it depends on hand shapes / arm movement etc. and doesn't address the real core of bringing power up from the ground. I'm thinking about how to address that portion of the question, simply because I really want to try to understand some of the things I'm feeling when I do this.

It's not that our initial answers don't address the question. It's more that I want to go a layer deeper in the answer. Don't know that I will succeed though...

Best,
Ron

Ron Tisdale
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"The higher a monkey climbs, the more you see of his behind."
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