Thread: I Was Wrong
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Old 10-26-2012, 09:43 AM   #50
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Re: I Was Wrong

Christopher Li wrote: View Post
That's because it can't be done.

Not that there won't be things that you can immediately add on, but basically speaking, this stuff is not an add-on. It's not some extra tricks and twists that you can add on to your regular training and go along on your way.

What we're talking about is a fundamental change in the way that you use and condition your body - that change affects everything else and, eventually, is expressed in the technique (it does take some time).

So...rather than doing an "Aiki technique", you do Aiki and the technique expresses that quality of your body (and mind). If that makes sense...
good way to say it. as Sifu says "stick to the principle, and the movement (application) will form around the principle".

for instance, when you stick to the principles of "IP/IS", and then recognize that all movement is merely inside out, or outside in, you can flow easily into many different kinds of 'techniques'.

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