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Old 03-30-2004, 12:49 PM   #8
paw
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IF... that is for real,
It is. Do a web search on "Joe Eigo" or "multi level moves" for similar....
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On a more serious note. How can you relate that in anyway to aikido ukemi?
The development of physical attributes: coordination, strength, power, flexibility, balance, toughness, etc.... Does aikido change with someone that athletic?

On the other hand, there clearly is a law of diminishing returns if someone's goal is aikido. At some point, the time spent learning a backflip is time that cannot be spent working on ikkyo...and the skill development in learning the backflip doesn't transfer to aikido.

Regards,

Paul
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