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Old 07-21-2012, 08:59 AM   #7
Dojo: Two Cranes Aikido
Location: Seattle
Join Date: Nov 2010
Posts: 7
Re: July 13th - 16th 4-Day Daito Ryu Intensive with Howard Popkin and Joe Brogna

Tremendous 4 day Daito Ryu Ginjukai intensive with Howard Popkin and Joe Brogna! Wonderful people, fantastic instruction, mindful training. I've now turned to the tasks of (1) finding ways to reinforce the weekends practice into my body through repetition and (2) trying to seemlessly integrate it into my daily aikido practice. The Daito Ryu practice taught by Popkin and Brogna senseis is completely consistent with my aikido practice, which is rooted in the Shingu lineage. My challenge in integrating the two is to do it in a way that solicites no notable reaction (other than taking kusushi) or at worst a "that's interesting". If I get a "stop doing that" or "that's not right" I probably need to be softer. I encourage any aikidoka interested in moving their their practice in new ways to seek out the training that the Ginjukai offers. You will come away inspired. Gratitude!
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