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Old 02-21-2008, 12:05 PM   #69
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Re: Freeform Bokken Drills to Develop Aiki Flow

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Chris Parkerson wrote: View Post
Folks,

I am a curious sort by nature. I am also open to training with anyone who has

(1) a theory, concept or principle that they have wroked hard to prove

(2) and who is neither a bully or a god.

Real simple prerequisites. I come without guile and open my arms in abrazo to anyone who feels the same way.
Chris,
You would come away with a whole lot of stuff working with either Mike or Dan. They both have #1 and #2. (There are a lot of people who might post differently, but those are probably the people who haven't met either of them.)

Like Ron, I sometimes find myself in the middle of both of them. Not an easy place to be. So, if you're trying to find a difference in them, the only one I've found so far (from a beginner's perspective) is this:

If you lean more towards Chinese Martial Arts, go with Mike.
If you lean more towards Japanese Martial Arts, go with Dan.

IMO anyway,
Mark
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