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Old 06-16-2011, 10:46 AM   #131
Join Date: Aug 2005
Posts: 3,394
Re: Basics, basics, basics

Hi Tom
Yes, the single body method can be daunting because it is ingrained and a constant. Now that you can see it and have felt it, imagine me back in the 90's arguing with that guy over on e-budo about his take on aiki being small motor skills and failing in a fight. I'm speachless(well, not really) and trying to figure out where they went so far into the weeds. Same again when I see aikido people fall apart under sustained pressure. The body method shouldbe consistent and either extremely controlling or very damaging, without any change. I don't know if you saw me demo at Georges from aikido to MMA with the same method. It usually answers a lot of doubts about aikis true potential.
all the best
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