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Old 11-15-2012, 11:23 AM   #45
Tom Verhoeven
Dojo: Aikido Auvergne Kumano dojo
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Join Date: Aug 2011
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Re: Requirements to demonstrate "IP"?

Hunter Lonsberry wrote: View Post
I think that many here would agree with this statement, but some teachers will focus more on it than others. Some may have the knowledge, but spend more time on applications, or teaching forms, than explicitly teaching how to power those applications or forms, quite simply because thats a lot easier to teach.

To give an example, you don't have to just see Chen Xiao Wang, at a seminar to feel this stuff. Chen Bing and other Chens will show you similiar stuff, they just might not be as "pure" in the motion which isn't a bad thing since they probably know way more than anyone doing this as an amateur. If anyone out there goes to a Chen tai chi seminar, go to one on silk reeling, not the forms based ones, unless you are more concerned with choreography.
Sure, I am fine with this.

I will even go further - I know of some who understand it but refuse to teach it.

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