Thread: The Way of Aiki
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Old 10-03-2013, 10:09 AM   #93
Mert Gambito
Join Date: Jun 2010
Posts: 202
Re: The Way of Aiki

Mike Sigman posted this a long while ago: Seems no one at the time or since bothered to take this two(-of-six)-directional exercise out for a spin, try it out and report back.

How do you know if you're doing it correctly? Anyone irresponsible enough to try to offer remote adjustments without hands-on through his/her keyboard -- that's on you. If that just adds to some readers' frustration, then it is what it is: this is just too poor a medium to properly impart the necessary feedback. Ditto even if a given would-be tire-kicker out there got a hold of Mike's, Akuzawa's or ILC videos. For those frustrated folks out there, what are your experiences in trying the exercises depicted on those videos without hands-on feedback from a sempai in those respective methodologies?

Shugyo, especially of this flavor, is still best done in person. Then the discussions that were frustrating become meaningful.

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