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Old 11-03-2003, 04:25 AM   #5
happysod
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Ted, I believe this distinction is made more by the biologists than the psychologists these days, but I do think you need to train your body to remember, rather than just your mind. Anyway, it's nice to hear a non-spiritual viewpoint for a change, thanks.

However, I think if you want to follow the philosophy as well as the techniques of aikido, you'll need that "reptile brain" bit firmly under the control of your reasoning brain - as I understand it, your fight or flight reactions are not normally known for their harmonious results.

[insert badly translated smug admonishment here]
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