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Old 11-04-2012, 12:00 PM   #12
ChrisHein
 
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Re: Defining the word "Aiki" and looking at the phenomenon it describes.

I'm saying that what I found, from training with an internal expert was pretty straight forward. Integrating that into your task specific context will, no doubt take some time.

Like a football running back, understanding the theory of what he needs to do is pretty straight forward, he can learn the exercises, drills and methods of training pretty quickly, he won't be a good running back for years to come. But he also won't believe the process is mysterious or that only a few running backs will ever be able to do it.

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