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Old 06-10-2011, 11:07 PM   #30
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Re: Basics, basics, basics

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Dan Harden wrote:
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Attilio Anthony John Wagstaffe wrote:
One cannot know if one does not train with full resistance. As for the basics? Goes without saying, good bodily core strength combined with the basics done at full resistance will see to that....
No, no it won't. And for that matter it won't get you even close to doing aiki.
Fighting well...is fighting well. It has nothing to do with the subject of good basics to attain aiki in Aiki...do.
Otherwise ya might as well call the art, jujutsu and done with it.

Where we agree is that having some measure of IP/aiki and not knowing how to fight has brought a credibility gap. One which has been worsened by those deluded and timid souls thinking they understand IP/aiki and going about their business constantly evading attacking energy by twirling and making large body displacements and thinking they are demonstrating Ki strength.
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Erick Mead wrote: View Post
<<Marking calendar in red -- "Agreed with Dan.">>
Hm.
And that's the interesting part. Those who don't get it...pretty much all think they do...till they meet someone wo actually does.
I would not rush to agree with me on that. I suspect we are looking at this from two very different positions.
Just say'n
Dan
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