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Old 05-17-2012, 12:02 AM   #4
Michael Hackett
Dojo: Kenshinkan Dojo (Aikido of North County) Vista, CA
Location: Oceanside, California
Join Date: Oct 2000
Posts: 1,237
Re: On viewing technique

My short answer is to watch the footwork first, then the body movement and lastly what is being done with the hands and arms. At least that's what works for me when viewing a technique I've never seen. I echo what Michael Varin suggests about training with the best students as often as you can because you can learn a lot from feeling what is being done.

"Leave the gun. Bring the cannoli."
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