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Old 08-31-2013, 07:29 AM   #4
Mary Eastland
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Re: Techniques are dead: Living movement vs dead technique

Hmmm...Technique as a method of learning is alive and well. Random movement with no form or intention does not work for beginners.

That being said, once the ABC's of aikido are ingrained,students must let go of technique and blend with themselves, uke and now.

The basics must never be left and the mind must be quiet. Technique is no technique.

There you have it... yes and no.

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