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Old 11-02-2004, 03:56 AM   #14
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Re: is there a correct learning path?

P.S. tell your sensei you want to work towards your 6th kyu - no matter what people say, grading is very important in the early stages. You need to learn before you can forget!

However, don't worry about 'wasting' training. Stuff you are doing at a higher level is still being integrated into your body learning. On a practical note, anything you think you know is irrelevant - it is what your BODY knows which will save you in a real self-defence situation. So repeated practise! (Though intellectual formalisation of techniques can help to improve your body practise).

Last edited by ian : 11-02-2004 at 03:58 AM.

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