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Old 02-05-2012, 11:03 AM   #15
Chris Li
 
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Re: Techniques in themselves don't work

Basically speaking, nothing works well without Aiki.
-Yukiyoshi Sagawa


Which makes sense to me, you can do a paint by the numbers picture (are those around anymore?), but that doesn't make you a painter - not even a good one. And painting by the numbers seems unlikely, IMO, to ever teach you much of anything about painting.

Shioda would say that even if you do a technique perfectly once, if you do it the same way a second time it won't work.

So what needs to link the first and the second time?

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Chris

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