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Old 10-10-2012, 07:02 PM   #55
David Orange
Dojo: Aozora Dojo
Location: Birmingham, AL
Join Date: Feb 2006
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Re: More on Aikido and the Floating Bridge of Heaven

Phi Truong wrote: View Post
lock your arms straight out so you that don't use the arms and shoulders at all and try again.
That does change things considerably. Right away, I started having to feel the force coming from the center instead of the arms.

I looked at several clips of myself doing ti the first way and selected the two that looked least dependent on shoulder.

But the arms were always bent.

The way you describe is very different.

"That which has no substance can enter where there is no room."
Lao Tzu

"Eternity forever!"
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