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Old 01-16-2004, 11:32 AM   #21
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Dojo: Renshinkan
Location: Tempe, AZ
Join Date: Feb 2003
Posts: 55
Why even bother with techniques. You could spend a lifetime on basic principles like kuzushi, tsukuri and kake. The breaking of balance and fitting to uke's recovery. Timing, targeting and distance. Good posture and body movement. You could spend ten years on technique and miss this kind of stuff without a good understanding of these things. These things will let you make up all the techniques you will ever need.

Carl Bilodeau
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