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Old 08-13-2011, 01:49 AM   #80
Tim Ruijs
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Dojo: Makato/Netherlands
Location: Netherlands - Leusden
Join Date: Aug 2005
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Re: The Descent of Aiki

Graham Christian wrote: View Post
Hi Tim.
First your comment on good teacher doesn't equate with lot's of students. A teacher who starts a way and it spreads in such a way as Aikido did is actually a Great Teacher.

The main point though which I think you are referring to is my comment on what about if there is good?

It's not a joke, it's real. Whether a technique or move is good or not is not a matter conjecture or different expectations etc. It's a matter of honesty.

You know without a shadow of doubt when your application was good. The uke knows without a shadow of doubt when an application done is good. Those watching are quite irrelevant really.
I am not sure about that. Can everybody really detect openings in the technique?

In a real fight:
* If you make a bad decision, you die.
* If you don't decide anything, you die.
Aikido teaches you how to decide.
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