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Old 09-03-2011, 12:56 PM   #49
andy crowe
Dojo: Banyu hatten Aikido Yuishinkai Chudleigh
Location: Exeter
Join Date: Mar 2008
Posts: 3
United Kingdom
Re: Why so many Haters of Shin Shin Toitsu Aikido?

Lyle Laizure wrote: View Post

I think that Ki Aikido gets a bad wrap because people come across clowns that tout great ki and perform with mystic like abilities with their own students but cannot do the same with others.
I agree completely with this; I can recall being instructed to fall at a certain stage of a technique when I first started Ki Aikido and it certainly led to me believing that my technique was better than it was.

This doesn't happen in the association I moved to. I needed to drop down from 3rd kyu back to 6th kyu and re-learn the syllabus from scratch when I changed association as I just couldn't perform techniques whenever any resistance was applied.

Thankfully not all Ki Aikido is the same in terms of how it is practised.
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