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Old 09-02-2015, 06:13 PM   #8
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Re: Yukiyoshi Sagawa's Aiki, a true portrait of Transparent Power - Interview with Tatsuo Kimura Par

It seems to me there are (at least) three levels:

1. Ability to manifest aiki in exercises designed for that purpose.

2. Ability to manifest aiki in kata based on the techniques of aikido. (Actually a spectrum, from static technique to dynamic attacks.)

3. Ability to manifest aiki freely in an open, unrehearsed situation. (Under increasing levels of objective stress, such as more and/or meaner attackers.)

1 can be learned, to some degree, in a weekend. 3 is the study of a lifetime.

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