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Old 02-29-2008, 12:34 PM   #24
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Join Date: Apr 2003
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Re: New interview with Christian Tissier Shihan (in English!)

David Skaggs wrote: View Post
Does anyone else think that is the gist of the interview?David
Yes and no. For those interested in ki/kokyu it is the gist, for others not. And Ron made a good comment of giving someone the benefit of the doubt.

Anyhow, Tissier's answer is a clear sign for all people interested in developing ki/kokyu that there is no reason to go study his aikido (to develop these skills). Even if (huge if) Tissier has developed these skills through his naturalistic approach, a quicker and safer route would be finding a teacher of whatever style that does teach ki/kokyu skills explicitly and then reverse engineer aikido.

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