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Old 12-19-2009, 05:01 PM   #6
aikishihan
Dojo: aikido academy/alhambra,california
Location: Los Angeles, California
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Re: Bara Bara training thoughts?

Perhaps there is some confusion between "style" and of "substance".

We practice waza and tai sabaki to better understand and incorporate Aiki principles within ourselves. I do not believe that Aiki principles can or should be used to master a particular style.

As long as the goal of training assists in following the Founder's advice to practice "Aiki", the style should be secondary, or not even a meaningful factor at all.

If joy in training and personal growth are inevitable, relax and enjoy the process.

with respect,
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