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Old 10-03-2013, 10:12 AM   #67
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Re: Beginners should not be allowed to act as uke.

Mary Malmros wrote: View Post
Untainted by aikido, sure. Untainted by sitting on the couch watching MMA and believing that having a Y chromosome means they know how to fight, perhaps not.
This must be the prettiest man ever. Except for Brad Pitt. or Cher:

I have already expressed the increasing unease I experience when I engage in the "you're not doing X right." language. There is an innocence in newbie movement - there is an intuition that leads their movement that has not been conditioned by aikido. What ever influences have conditioned the movement, we're dealing with innocence in aikido.

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