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Old 03-25-2004, 10:19 PM   #9
David Yap
Join Date: Jun 2003
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Peter Rehse (PeterR) wrote:
The spiritual essence of Aikido????
Rehse sensei,

I might be off the thread. I humbly apologize.

A few years ago, an international renowned shihan visited my country for a seminar and yudansha gradings for an organisation which he was (still is) the Technical Director. A 2nd dan with 15+ of training sat for the 3rd dan exam. He did what we thought was flawless free flowing aikido. He failed. Reason given: "Techniques lack the essence of Aikido".

Coming from this world renowned Shihan, what this means?

Regards

David

Last edited by David Yap : 03-25-2004 at 10:25 PM.
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