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Old 04-09-2007, 12:00 AM   #40
Pete Rihaczek
Join Date: Mar 2007
Posts: 61
Re: The internal 'how to' thread... let's hope

Howard Chan wrote: View Post
Pete: Respectfully, what is "serious work"? I'm curious.
Effortful practice directed toward the goal of achieving particular motor patterning and the body conditioning to go with it. In other words just practicing your Aikido moves over and over will make you skilled at doing that, but it isn't going to make you feel like "steel wrapped in cotton" or otherwise make anybody scratch their head and wonder how the heck you produce a lot of unusual power, and all the rest of the Ueshiba-like qualities that get so many people into Aikido in the first place.
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