Thread: Back to basics?
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Old 04-18-2011, 02:24 AM   #8
Michael Varin
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Re: Back to basics?

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Mary Malmros wrote:
someone once used the analogy of a spiral staircase to describe the experience of martial arts training -- the idea being that (if you're doing it right) you keep circling back to the same point on the circle, but at a higher level. I like that image.
I like that, too, and have found much truth in that statement.

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Paul Araki-Metcalfe wrote:
I strongly believe that the foundation or "secrets" of Aikido lie in the very basics. When I first started Aikido I used to bypass these with speed in my rush and haste to get to the complicated and more senior techniques I so desired. No more. I find my Aikido improves the more I practice and study the basics.
I'd like to know, what do you consider the "very basics" and what do you consider "complicated and more senior techniques"?

-Michael
"Through aiki we can feel the mind of the enemy who comes to attack and are thus able to respond immediately." - M. Mochizuki
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