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Old 05-03-2006, 08:42 AM   #92
Mike Sigman
Location: Durango, CO
Join Date: Feb 2005
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Re: The "Jo Trick" and Similar Exercises

Brad Darr wrote:
For those of us who can't "think of Tohei pushing over zen priests" is there somewhere to see this or some reliable account? Just curious as I have never heard this mentioned before, but I don't know that much about Tohei sensei anyway. Thanks
Hi Brad:

Well, it never hurts to read everything you can about Aikido; even though it's a different piece of the pie, it's still the same pie. Read Shioda, Tomiki, Abe, Nishio, Saito, Tohei, etc., etc. I don't find that they're really doing much different (even though their students often are), but they're usually just giving slightly different perspectives of the same basic things that are in Aikido.

Tohei showed one time that he could push over some zen priests, even though they were "keeping their mind in their dantien"... yet Tohei could be immovable. Just goes to back up my point that Kiko (ki exercises) and Kokyu-ryoku are actually 2 different things, even though they are intertwined and both are called "ki" at times.


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