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Old 06-05-2005, 11:40 AM   #19
Mike Sigman
Location: Durango, CO
Join Date: Feb 2005
Posts: 4,123
Re: Levels

Stefan Stenudd wrote:
If it were only that simple
I guess that a profound study and training of aikido is needed, in order to be able to do without its techniques.
Somewhat like the story about the Japanese archer, who got so advanced in his art that he finally forgot all about the bow and arrow.
Hi Stefan:

I think you're mixing some popular ideas about Zen Buddhism, etc., into the idea of "no form". While I understand your drift with that thought, it's sort of a separate idea to trained body reactions and body conditioning that was under discussion.


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