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Old 01-29-2001, 08:23 PM   #2
Kenn
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Location: Simi Valley California
Join Date: Dec 2000
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Yes Jim, I studied Shaolin Kung Fu and Yang Style Tai Chi Ch'uan for 3 years before beginning my aikido Journey. And Yes, I have found it to be quite helpful in some aspects, however, I do find that sometimes when practicing a technique, my muscle memory still comes back to haunt me so to speak. Although Kung Fu chin na techniques can be quite similar to some of the pins and locks we use and the idea of moving from your center or "Dan Tien" as we called it in Tai Chi is applicable to both Tai Chi and Aikido.

Kenn

Kenn

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