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Old 10-23-2011, 09:40 PM   #15
Dojo: Aiklikai of Philadelphia
Join Date: Aug 2007
Posts: 84
Re: Instruction vs. Teaching, some thoughts

I believe that O"Sensei is wiser than us all. Aikido is a philosophy translated into movement. When I demonstrate tenchi nage and describe that "heaven seeks heave, earth seeks earth and they meet in man (hara/tanden) the it is Morihei Ueshiba guiding the student as I simply demonstrate a technique. "Move off the line" "yield when pushed..." World over we have heard his philosophies spoken in every dojo and demonstrated in every technique. I suspect that if you introduce technique to your students with a minimum of explanation then you will provide everything that they need.
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