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Old 02-16-2013, 08:36 AM   #23
Dan Richards
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Re: Understanding "decoupling"

Shioda has a masterful outer embodiment of this concept. Whereas some aikidoka might have hidden it a bit more, Shioda is clearly flaunting it. Watch his feet. Just his feet. Keep in mind the spiraling draining of energy. And zoom in on his big toes. Don't look at anything else.

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