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Old 08-22-2009, 02:56 PM   #38
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Re: Working on aiki in traditional aikido class

Rob Liberti wrote: View Post
I was just hoing to try to figure out how to best reintegrate aiki into aikido as a group regardless of the signal to noise ratio.

Since it has more to do with how well an individual understands the way his or her body can operate, I think the best way is to experience the people who are "best" at it and then do our best to share what we pick up. My view is that while we can describe the "problem" in terms of Aikido the real problem is an individualistic one. Simply applying competitive componants, for example, does nothing to teach the thing itself. You can structure class in the best possible way and still not teach it best to everyone.

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