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Old 01-15-2007, 09:56 AM   #14
Erick Mead
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Re: Baseline skillset

Mike Sigman wrote:
This is a thread about baseline skills, Erick. The mechanisms Master Sum are using are above that baseline...
Why not just stick to baseline skills of static and simple-movement descriptions of kokyu/ki skills for use in Aikido dojos?
I do that -- in the dojo -- except of course that they are intended even at the baseline to be dynamic, and not static. But, this is not the dojo -- the mat is entirely conceptual. And I did not post the video or commence the discussion that begged the question.
Mike Sigman wrote:
I don't want to get into another argument about gyrational movement.... certainly Tohei and Ueshiba are not using gyrational movement when they do a static display of this sort of power.
Then neither will I, other than to say, of course, that you are wrong about that ...


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