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Old 12-06-2005, 12:34 AM   #9
Rupert Atkinson
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Re: Poll: How helpful are verbal instructions in learning aikido for you?

I am a show me the technique / let me feel the technique kind of learner. I need zero verbal input. In fact, I rather dislike verbal input. I don't learn marital arts that way. However, I do try to explain what I can to my students because I know it can help. The problem often is, though, having learned it mostly by feel, such can be quite difficult to explain. Accordingly, I train with all my students, hands on, so they too can learn the same way that I understand.

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