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Old 05-07-2011, 11:45 AM   #10
Janet Rosen
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Re: Aikido and Music

In the case of traffic noise, music bleed from neighbors, etc, isn't the idea to learn to be aware of yet also filter out what is extraneous to the training in order to have focus where it needs to be?
So again the question that rises for me is, why would I purposely add an external beat/music to the training?

The only answer that comes to mind is "to dance to" so I guess my question back is : what value do you perceive in having two people surrender their own natural body rhythms to an external one? Why dance?

Not trying to be obtuse. I listen to music when I paint or sew but the goal of my aikido training is different and I honestly don't understand.

Janet Rosen
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