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Old 01-16-2011, 09:56 AM   #45
Tony Wagstaffe
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Re: Training Internal Strength

Dave de Vos wrote: View Post
My untrained eye sees no flaws in the execution of these exercises and I'm sure one would build up strength by doing them. Even though the japanese term Aiki (the first part of aikido) can be translated as Internal Strength, I guess the video is just a commercial for selling a DVD with Daito-Ryu solo exercises. The 90 days claim seems purely commercial to me.

I know little about IS (that's why I started this thread) but from what have learned up to now, I would characterise IS exercises by deliberate, continuous, flexible, subtle and fluent whole body motion, focusing on leg strength rather than arm strength. To me, the exercises in the 90-days video don't really look like that. It looks more linear and more focused on arm strength (I could be mistaken though).
Nobody takes any notice do they......
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