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Old 10-23-2012, 01:57 PM   #259
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Re: VoE: AWASE - The Principle of AIKI

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Dan Harden wrote: View Post
And leaves the questions from that same post... unanswered.
Why? Because away from the internet...No one I have yet to meet in Aikido can refute what I am saying on a physical level. Which is, to my mind, a good thing. It means at least someone is being definitive!! That's always a good start.
Dan, this is not a proposition that can be refuted or proven physically. It is more an issue of truth in advertising. So I go to push you, can't move you, then I find myself flung across the room, big deal. Doesn't make it Aikido. The fact that it is pretty cool, and you've attracted some higher-level Aikido people to train with you, and they say it has opened doors for them, revived their practice, doesn't make it Aikido. Doesn't mean it has anything to do with Ueshiba.
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