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Old 01-17-2013, 12:49 PM   #8
Bernd Lehnen
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Re: A Consideration of Aikido Practice within the Context of Internal Training

Cady Goldfield wrote: View Post
Going into virtually any aikido dojo on the planet would be fine for getting in good aiki practice as nage... no one would be the wiser when you apply aiki to your waza. They'd just think that your aikido is fabulous, perhaps mysteriously so.
I'm all with Cady here, because aiki is not very developed in most people long after they had started to have an inkling. For it to grow faster, you would have to get exposed repeatedly, and hence in this sense( at least to my mind):

Ellis Amdur wrote: View Post
Taking hard ukemi, as Sagawa suggests (and something that would be, allegedly, unavoidable in his dojo against his or his leading students' expertise, anyway), becomes a conditioning exercise, I believe
if it was someone like Sagawa (or Dan Harden, if you don't mind that I mention him,because he would be a living exponent) who threw you with that intention.

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