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Old 02-17-2005, 01:34 AM   #5
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Re: Question for Nishio Students

Don J. Modesto wrote:
.... It comes down to proportional response
Perhaps the is a difference in each sensei's sense of proportionality... I know some sensei that resort to 'cutting' much faster than others, and I believe Nishio sensei is a realist striving for the high road. This is maybe the reason why the things he is saying seems like such an enigma for quite a while.

Don J. Modesto wrote:
I just thought I saw a certain contradiction in his words and the way he does aikido.
You and me both - but the ends are slowly approaching each other. Now and then I get this silly idea that I actually 'get it'.

If you ever come to Denmark then drop by. I'm sure our chief instructor can explain this far better than I can. You can even visit us during easter. We have a seminar with all the high ranking Nishio-students of the northern Europe. The visiting sensei will be Arisou sensei - AFAIK the person that has been studying with Nishio sensei for the longest time.

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