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Old 11-14-2012, 01:09 PM   #37
Tom Verhoeven
Dojo: Aikido Auvergne Kumano dojo
Location: Auvergne
Join Date: Aug 2011
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Re: Requirements to demonstrate "IP"?

Dave de Vos wrote: View Post
In my understanding, it's not a martial art. It's something that can be felt in some teachers of internal chinese martial arts and in a few teachers who haven't studied internal chinese martial arts at all.
I agree, it is not something that is limited to martial arts only. It can be felt with teachers of the Chinese arts and with teachers that have no experience with the Chinese martial arts.
And although I agree that there are not many who can teach it - there are a lot more teachers with these abilities then often is suggested here on this forum.

One can be a great martial artist, a great athlete and a great teacher and not have these internal qualities and abilities.
I do not agree at all ! Your statement goes against all Taoist and Buddhist basic ideas.


Last edited by akiy : 11-15-2012 at 10:06 AM. Reason: Fixed quote tags
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