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Old 11-07-2000, 04:46 AM   #31
Mike Cummins
Dojo: Colmers Farm
Location: Birmingham, UK
Join Date: Nov 2000
Posts: 4
>>no practical sparring to get rid of the worthless techniques>>

Perhaps there are no worthless techniques...

Aikido takes a long time to become second nature - much longer than most other martial arts I have seen.

The ideal is be be at the point where there is no 'technique' merely (re)action. These Kokyu can be devastating even when you are expecting them - I have flown over 20 feet into a wall<g>.

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