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Old 03-05-2003, 02:25 AM   #3
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Re: Monkey See Monkey Do

Ryan Bertram (acot) wrote:
Am I wrong? Can one get by just by sight learning?
Nope, no way, impossible, forget it.

Seriously having been, and to some extent still am, in the same boat the answer is these very forums. Most of us feel the need to talk about what we do - without that we tend to confuse ourselves. Use the forums as an outlet and in the dojo you can concentrate on the physical.

Side notes

You don't know us from Adam. If there is a contradiction between something said here as opposed to your teacher - lean toward your teacher.

A lot of what you do is made up of a small set of movements. Once you get past that a lot of the confusion goes out the window. Just sight becomes far easier.

Peter Rehse Shodokan Aikido
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