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Old 08-12-2011, 07:28 AM   #18
Mario Tobias
Join Date: Aug 2006
Posts: 261
Re: Why is Easy So Hard to Learn?

Hi Sensei,

Nice article. I think why the things we do in aikido is hard to learn is because we as humans are wired to make things work with how we are familiar, comfortable to make things work. I think there is some level of fear to venture outside our comfort zones to try the unfamiliar & experiment since it might lead to failure and we as humans are programmed to avoid committing and admitting to mistakes ie if the techniques dont work. If something doesnt work, we quickly go back to what is familiar but not necessarily correct.

IMHO, the dojo is the perfect place to experiment with the unfamiliar and commit mistakes so you can analyze them later, but most of the times both uke and nage serve as obstacles to experimentation.
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