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Old 11-15-2006, 04:27 PM   #41
Dojo: TNBBC (Icho Ryu Aiki Budo), Shinto Ryu IaiBattojutsu
Location: Seattle, WA
Join Date: Jun 2006
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Re: Aikido: The learning of natural movement

David Orange wrote:
David Orange wrote:
Frankly, the shihan in question could probably convince even you that he knows aikido. the shihan's case, he would knock you down with atemi if his general movement didn't cause you to fall.
There's a lot of behavioural conditioning in mainstream aikido. It's destroying the art. I've dealt with similar teachers, possibly even the same one. I just don't deal with them now, and don't use their actions to justify anything.

David Orange wrote:
And is that what your own first experience was like? Is that how you would start an eight-year-old?

No I wasted a lot of time. I would start an eight year old in judo and let them learn about kuzushi and have some fun.
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