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Old 10-26-2013, 02:05 PM   #5
Bill Danosky
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Re: Unifying the theories

Cady Goldfield wrote: View Post
By "physical techniques," do you mean martial techniques and applications? When you reach nidan or sandan, are any new kinds of training introduced to you that are something new -- not variations on those physical techniques?
Yes. I mean specific waza, ie: "Shomenuchi Ikka jo Osae Ichi", and the like.

And also yes, in Yoshinkan the saying goes that all your kyu practice is preparation for the real training that starts at Shodan.

Mert Gambito wrote: View Post
there are several proven IT methodologies
Proven IT methodologies? Proven how?

Mert Gambito wrote: View Post
Something as foundational to aikido as Shomen-uchi Ikkyo/Ikkajo is relatively complex for a beginner from a conventional or IT perspective.
This (Ichi/linear version) is the first lesson we teach, because it's important for a prospective student to get a "takeaway" immediately. I often say anybody can learn it the first night and use it if they got mugged on their way to their car. There's enough nuance to polish it for the rest of your life, but it's not hard to "get": Get a good lock; don't slack on it. Cut deep. They can work on the rest for the following 30 years.
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