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Old 05-24-2012, 11:19 PM   #22
Chris Li
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Re: Being Committed to Aiki

Tom Verhoeven wrote: View Post
Funny example. Baryshnikov is well-known as a dancer and choreographer that gives no relevance or importance to high leaps. Even though, not being a tall person, he was very good at it. He emphasizes simplicity and genuineness rather then skill in technique. A sincere attempt has always been more important to him then a success.
His philosophy of life is not that distant from the philosophy of Aikido. Sincerity is to be found in the effort, not in the result.

Really not important. If it matters that much then replace Baryshnikov with Nijinsky.



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