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Old 11-04-2012, 05:01 PM   #18
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Re: Defining the word "Aiki" and looking at the phenomenon it describes.

Dave de Vos wrote: View Post
I read your description of type "C" and type "D". I think your description of "C" would be closer to IP / IS and "D" to Aiki. C would then be a prerequisite for D.
Hey Dave,
I would personally define internal as it relates to what I learned from/of Chinese internal as:

The Ideally most efficient use of the body as a tool. Relating especially to physical structure and alignment.

Would you say this is something relating to "C" or something similar or something different all together? How and/or why?

I can see how "C" might be an important part of learning "D" but not a necessity. Could you briefly explain a bit more?

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