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Old 01-24-2011, 04:44 PM   #40
Chris Li
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Re: Aikido training - Why are you searching for internal strength?

Mary Eastland wrote: View Post I went to spend time with my grandson and lots of replies.
Ineteresting thoughts all....
To doesn't bother me.
To Chris: I needed to learn about self defense not internal strength.

To Mark:
I like the distictions between inner and internal.
Since those (Sumo and Judo) are contests, they will never happen for me. I will just continue to trust that my development of correct feeling is going as it should be.
I think there is plenty of internal strength development going on inside some Aikido dojos...You are welcome to visit ours.
Why would you think that they are incompatible? Anyway, I suspect that what you are talking about as internal strength development and what most of others are talking about as internal strength development are quite different.



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