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Old 01-23-2015, 03:13 AM   #13
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Re: YouTube: Koichi Tohei Jo Kata

Janet Rosen wrote: View Post
O'Sensei's jo misogi was a spiritual practice - calling down the kami - and some believe it was also a part of his internal strength training do develop aiki - CF Ellis Amdur "Hidden in Plain Sight" so the idea of tenshi - "heaven and earth" - as in standing on the bridge btwn was both a spiritual and a martial concept.
You asked the purpose of twirling and leaping by Tohei Sensei and my reply was, and is, he was a direct student of O'Sensei and got it directly from O'Sensei for whatever reasons O'Sensei did it.
By the same logic, and given posts #2 and #4, you are "calling down the kami".

Is that the case?

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