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Old 01-28-2003, 03:21 PM   #5
Janet Rosen
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Re: A new approach to training

Johnny Chiutten wrote:
In most Martial art schools, you are taught from the outside-in. We are taught a set of forms, movement to do against such attack.(SNIP) WHY NOT train from the inside-out?


Hi, Johnny. AFAIK, aikido is considered an internal martial art, and many dojo DO train both ways simultaneously. The Ki Society and offshoots certainly are explicit about this. The dojo in which I train is not Ki Society, and often does not use the word ki explicitly (depends on the instructor), but it has us spend as much time on centering, balancing, blending AND exploring what that feels like, as we do on tai sabaki or the mechanics of ikkyo.


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