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Old 01-28-2012, 07:51 PM   #265
David Orange
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Re: "The goal is not to throw"

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Graham Christian wrote: View Post
Very good. Sounds like yours it getting closer to mine. Ha, ha.
Really? Demetrio said "I always say "let's try" or, in some cases, "bring it on"."

That's also what Dan says. And what Ueshiba said, what Mifune said, what Sanpo said. Sugino said it, too. (Did he ever.)

But when Dan has invited you for free to attend his workshop (after he has made the effort and undergone the expesnse of coming at least to your own country), you reply along the lines of "Those things are ego and I don't deal with them because I am spiritual."

Sounds like Demetrio's approach (and Dan's, Ueshiba's, Mifune's, Mochizuki's, Tomiki's, Shioda's, Saito's) is really quite opposite yours.

Cheers.

David

"That which has no substance can enter where there is no room."
Lao Tzu

"Eternity forever!"

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