Thread: Equitable?
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Old 03-31-2005, 03:09 AM   #340
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Re: Equitable?

Agree with Don on Ron's post, nice summation

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Ian, we must have very different ideas of what high level aikido is. Sorry about your popcorn.
Rob, slightly different question for you then - can you please name me one instructor who has a high level of skill in any martial art who hasn't also been known as being fit? Use of poor frail old Ueshiba isn't a good example as even in his later years he was still a fit frail old bugger. I honestly cannot think of a single decent instructor who has ever suggested you can be unfit or frail and still have a decent level of skill - technical expertise I'd grant you, but knowledge is different to application.

If I could ever find a martial art where training involved extreme couch potato methods while still being able to reach the "higher levels" I'd join like a shot.

Slurpy now in hand while continuing to read this fascinating thread...
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