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Old 04-05-2013, 04:12 PM   #12
danielajames
 
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Re: My first IS experience

My early background was in Ki Society. Insights into its practice from biomechanics and more recently IS have really helped understand more about what Tohei's pedagogy was all about (i don't presume full understanding though) and to see that it was more than an egoic tool/ metaphysical practice. Looking at something like unbendable arm I got first the structural strength aspects, then that 'there is no ki test' - uke is testing nage adn then the IS perspective helped me see the functional purpose of the many tests and taiso in the art. It was all there all the time, i just wasn't ready/ didn't have the right guide

Much thanks to the IS community for the baby steps i've been able to take thus far ( rambling thoughts and acknowledgements )

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