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Old 09-02-2015, 11:40 AM   #7
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Re: Yukiyoshi Sagawa's Aiki, a true portrait of Transparent Power - Interview with Tatsuo Kimura Par

What is interesting to me is that, after 13+ years of observing and being lectured by Saotome Sensei, I am vastly more comfortable with the "free application in a combat context" part being the actual realization of aiki. I.e. if its a kata its not really aiki.

It wasn't until I started doing Daito ryu that the "a lot of people can do it in kata but only X and Y can do it in a free application" idea even occured to me as aiki.
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