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Old 01-02-2014, 08:43 AM   #8
donhebert
Dojo: River Valley Aikido
Location: Vermont
Join Date: Sep 2004
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Re: Aikido against ghost attack!!!

Lest anyone thinks I am was merely making fun of the video, I just want to say that I also see the value of this practice. I have also long thought that there is an underlying connection between Aikido and physical comedy - if one looks for it. I believe that people like Buster Keaton, Harold Lloyd and Jacque Tati were true masters.

One of the fundamental operating principals of this type of comedy is exposing the unexpected connections between things. Who would of thought that Nikyo also looks like a block with a jo? This shows up quite well (and probably unintentionally) in the video. I thought the video was wonderfully creative and that fact that it made me laugh made it even better.

Best regards,

Don
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