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Old 01-24-2013, 09:01 AM   #2
Janet L.
Dojo: Obiji Ki-Aikido, Lawrence, KS
Location: Lawrence, KS
Join Date: Jun 2011
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Connection

Practicing Ki Aikido, Sensei stresses connection very heavily, but while I can feel it (sometimes) I have to admit to having been a bit sceptical about its importance.

Then one day, not so long ago, he taught a technique with me as uke, where, when the throw came, he did not have a have a hand on me (or arm or leg or shoulder or. . .) and I went down anyway, wondering how the h* did that happen. It was that connection he's always talking about - a connection at the Ki level.

Now I have to admit, I still have a very hard time approaching that degree of connection, but then I have a long, Long, LONG way to go to get to anywhere near his level.

- Janet. (Who is furiously practicing for her 4th kyu test.)
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