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Old 10-24-2013, 05:45 AM   #86
Dojo: Berkshire Hills Aikido
Location: Massachusetts
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 799
Re: "IP/IT/IS" vs technique?

Carsten Möllering wrote: View Post
During my first years of aikidō all the teaching I experienced was only about technique. What I understand as "internal power" by now, I experience only in the last years and only with very few teachers.
Fortunately for Mary and me, Maruyama sensei spent much of his teaching time with us hammering home the idea that Aikido was first and foremost about developing mind/body coordination to realize correct feeling (what, I suppose, you folks refer to as internal power). He used technique as a vehicle to illustrate his ideas as well as a way to put them into practice.


Last edited by RonRagusa : 10-24-2013 at 05:47 AM.

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