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Old 04-09-2013, 12:40 PM   #6
Dan Richards
 
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Re: keep One Point

To add something; I was training with a teacher who would regularly do ki testing. It was interesting that the women seemed to naturally pick up on it. That also clued me in early to the benefits of training with women. At one point we were standing, and the teacher said, "Let's try this. Just put your arms out in front of you, and say and feel, 'I don't give a shit.'" Everyone, surprisingly, made it through the ki testing stronger than they had previously. It also proved to be a big permission slip in terms of "getting it" and not trying to do something. The experiential observation and feedback that we've already "got it" is something I still use in my own training and training with others.

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