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Old 08-19-2007, 10:04 AM   #30
Join Date: Apr 2006
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Re: What makes Aikido aikido (to you)?

Tarik Ghbeish wrote: View Post
What makes Aikido aikido (to you)?

What makes it NOT aikido (to you)?
Hi Tarik,

Aikido to me is Ueshiba lineage and lineage of high-ranking Ueshiba students, relaxed subtle movement, focus on flow, smooth transitions, whole body movement, not forgetting martial applications, intelligent, attention to details, global, applied to non-martial endeavors, peaceful, improves the whole person, and safe to practice.

A secret of internal strength?:
"Let your weight from the crotch area BE in his hands."
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