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Old 07-08-2011, 11:26 PM   #22
Joe McParland
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Dojo: Sword Mountain Aikido & Zen
Location: Baltimore, MD
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Re: Learning from other arts?

Graham Christian wrote: View Post
Just thought, I'm still waiting to hear stories from people who have had someone from another art come to them for help via Aikido.

It seems to go strangely quiet whenever I ask this.

I am routinely asked by a non-Aikido practice group to share Aikido insights into their practices. I routinely take away from their practices as well.

It's not my teaching Aikido; rather, it's "given my years of Aikido, here's a different perspective, a modification or adjustment, an alternative, an opening to exploit, a way to make that more effortless or more painful, ... If it works, keep it and work it in to what you already do."

No big deal.

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