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Old 04-27-2011, 11:12 AM   #86
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Re: Are we really doing O'Senseis Aikido?

Jason Casteel wrote: View Post
It's a limited contact point that's easy to work around, regardless of strength, using simple mechanics and it doesn't offer very much force potential or feedback. Ok for connection exercises, but not for building the skills needed to make and move that connection.
This seems to jibe with what the Iwama guys have been talking about; focusing on simple mechanics for ten years before learning how to make a connection and move it is, in some people's opinions, and more hard and martial form of training.
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