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Old 03-23-2005, 06:04 PM   #46
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Re: Standing Postures in Aikido?

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Mike Sigman wrote:
Can you get any idea about the source of those standings which Tohei was using? I.e., did they come via O-Sensei or somewhere else?
I've seen the same exercises taught by other teachers, with different lineages with the only common point being O-sensei. I have no definitive information on where they came from though. Your guess is at least as good as mine.

Craig mentioned Suzuki-sensei's posture practices. There are some really funny stories about those, like the time he reported doing an exercise *wrong* one hour every day for a year because he'd been shown it late at night after too much drink (one of the best times for extracting secret gems ) and the information was "not correctly communicated".

Kevin
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