Thread: Home Learning
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Old 07-25-2010, 07:52 AM   #23
Dojo: Aiki Shoshinkan, Aiki Kenkyukai
Join Date: Oct 2001
Posts: 813
Re: Home Learning

I think it was Stanley Pranin that said this anecdote. Some traditional Japanese sensei was blowing off that you can't learn Aikido from a video. When Stanley asked permission to video tape the sensei's seminar, he answered "No way! Then people will steal my technique!"....

Karate kid learned karate from a video... uh at least tried to.

Seriously though, how are you planning to harmonise when you don't have outside forces to harmonise with? Don't dampen that spirit though, do whatever solo exercises you can and learn from whatever videos youtube brings your way. Just don't call it Aikido yet and don't go to a dojo later with that full glass with you.

Draw strength from stillness. Learn to act without acting. And never underestimate a samurai cat.
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