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Old 02-27-2008, 10:26 AM   #156
Timothy WK
Location: Chicago, IL
Join Date: Mar 2007
Posts: 187
Re: Workshop with Mike Sigman on Ki in Aikido

Hunter Lonsberry wrote: View Post
Sure it might look familiar, but there is a different intent.
YES. The first time this was evident to me was when some friends of mine who practice Chen Tai Chi were showing me their basic stance. I was struck by how they "tucked" their tailbones, similar to what I did when I was studying karate. But in karate, I was told to pull the pelvis up with the abs. But my friends explained that they were relaxing the lower back downwards.

Looked almost the same, but totally different feeling.

--Timothy Kleinert
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