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Old 03-26-2002, 04:17 AM   #12
Johan Tibell
Dojo: Aikido Dojo Gamlestaden
Location: Gothenburg, Sweden
Join Date: Nov 2001
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Chris,

I agree to much of what you said but I also disagree to some extent (or I could have misinterpreted what you said, I'm Swedish so... )

Sometimes I feel that many of the people who try to start of soft really are trying to jump on the train somewhere in the middle. They have missed some of the understanding of the basic "hard" techniques thus their soft techniques will always miss the "edge" that would make them even better. Just looking at O-Sensei during one of his demonstrations and try to copy that will create nothing more than a pretty dance. (IMHO!)

As usual my not so very good English will probably not get my point trough. *sigh*

- Johan

Pour your spirit and heart
Into daily technical training
To approach the many through a single principle
This is "The Way of the Fighting Man"
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