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Old 07-24-2009, 10:39 PM   #4
tim evans
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Join Date: Jul 2009
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Smile Re: Extension of Energy -- How?

Ryan Szesny wrote: View Post
All aikido is a battle for the center. Kokyo is a common exercise in most classes (ether a warm up or a cool down) to emphasize exactly what you seek. If you want to understand it, work on kokyo, that is the most basic aikido principle, but it is also one of the hardest.

You have to push forward, always, but don't make it a confrontation. Ideally, you want to approach the attack like a blind man approaches a wall. He does not try to break through it, but feels his way around it. He pushes against the wall, not to try to move it, but to try to feel it so he can find a way around it. All that is left after that is to choose the easiest path.

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Very helpful ryan thanks I will definetly work on my kokyo technique thanks
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