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Old 09-20-2004, 02:29 AM   #10
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Dojo: University of Ulster, Coleriane
Location: Northern Ireland
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Re: Poll: How important is physical aesthetics in your aikido training?

I think good aikido is pretty, but it is necessary for the blending to come out of an understanding of the inefficiency of bashing things around. Looking at Ueshiba do aikido I think is beautiful. Recently started doing video of some sessions in our dojo and it is extremely useful because you can see where your posture goes bad or where you start to exert excessive force and what you could have done instead.

---understanding aikido is understanding the training method---
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