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Old 01-31-2008, 11:02 AM   #2
Will Prusner
 
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Re: "Learning Aikido by Watching Aikido Video"

The most overly optimistic statement I've heard yet in 2008.

I personally enjoy watching Nishio Sensei's videos. Am I learning his style from them? ...No.

Maybe once I have a stronger foundation of the basic principles (and am able to observe from a more aware and informed standpoint), I might be able to understand and incorporate the various nuances of various individual's styles by watching video of them. But that is a big "maybe", and possibly completely unrealistic.

I think that trying to get that strong foundation from a video is firmly in the realm of the impossible.

I must not fear.
Fear is the mind-killer.
Fear is the little-death that brings total obliteration...

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