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Old 01-15-2014, 10:47 PM   #28
Rupert Atkinson
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Re: Unifying the theories

Better at what indeed. I have been developing things in several directions for awhile now: Developing power, maintaining power through movement, matching it with speed, developing/maintaining a strong base (structure) while standing or moving, developing sensitivity and softness, and developing the ability to mess with uke's energy. Sometimes I wonder if it is even Aikido but I think it is because I can make it work to effect techniques. To do this you have to completely abandon the notion of kata, of course (but you first have to know the waza before you start to ignore them). Most of what I am trying is written somewhere or other on my website anyway, but few seem interested. I have determined my own circle - Aiki-no-Kenkyuukai - and I have just one member = Me. Ha ha.

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