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Old 01-14-2003, 04:21 PM   #34
opherdonchin
Dojo: Baltimore Aikido
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Actually, that helps a lot. I'm not sure we 'see' this stage you are talking about very much in AiKiDo (at least not the AiKiDo I've experienced), although there are occasional students for whom it is a necessary first stage and occasional exercises that sound sort of similar to it.

In general, the AiKiDo I've experienced has not used 'no resistance' or 'comnpletely cooperative' as an introductory stage or a training tool for beginners. Rather, it tends to be more of an aspiration of the advanced students, never quite reached.

Yours in Aiki
Opher
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