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Old 09-22-2005, 07:07 AM   #4
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Dojo: University of Ulster, Coleriane
Location: Northern Ireland
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Re: looking for feedback

John Stevens has a great book on Tesshu (Master Swordsman or something like that). His students had to do just the basic cut for 3 years before any other training. I feel for aikido the basic sword cut (and moving off centre line) is the most important motion you can train your body in and just doing this every day for 2-3 years would be worth many many aikido courses.

I always get beginners to do simple bokken work ASAP as it produces an enormous improvement in ability.

---understanding aikido is understanding the training method---
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