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Old 02-05-2012, 12:07 PM   #18
Carsten Möllering
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Re: Techniques in themselves don't work

Christopher Li wrote: View Post
Basically speaking, nothing works well without Aiki.
-Yukiyoshi Sagawa
And he states that aiki is a technique ...

It is my experience that every technique, every waza has an essence, a certain substance. If you find this essence of a waza and adapt it to your own body, feelings, character, you can bring the waza to life. But still the waza is independent of you. It still exists without you.

I don't like the term "principle". Because I think what waza teaches is much more concrete and detailed than what I think, a principle is.

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