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Old 07-10-2012, 01:40 PM   #51
Rob Watson
Location: CA
Join Date: Sep 2005
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Re: A word on Time Trained and Ranking

David Skaggs wrote: View Post
The best fundamental exercise to do for Aikido is from a standing position, sitting down in seiza and standing up from seiza.

Do this for 15 minutes or longer 4-5 days a week.

My one and only seminar with Tamura sensei I recall he made a big deal out of being able to 'rise like smoke' from seiza. It takes a long time to come to appreciate seiza.

"In my opinion, the time of spreading aikido to the world is finished; now we have to focus on quality." Yamada Yoshimitsu

Ultracrepidarianism ... don't.
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