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Old 08-30-2013, 07:24 PM   #1
Dan Richards
 
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Techniques are dead: Living movement vs dead technique

My teacher, Shoji Nishio, said that techniques are dead. He said, "Once I show you something, it's dead."

I'd like to use some space to explore the idea of "techniques" vs what Ueshiba called Takemusu Aiki.

The living, spontaneous, extemporaneous allowance of movement, vs the schooled, dead, practice of "techniques."

Aikido is formless. Ultimately, there are no techniques.

Gather around the campfire and put in your 2 cents.

Dan Richards - Aiki Research

"Budo must always reflect its surroundings. If it isn't newer and stronger, it isn't valid." - Shoji Nishio
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