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Old 02-10-2008, 02:53 PM   #33
Mike Sigman
Location: Durango, CO
Join Date: Feb 2005
Posts: 4,123
Re: Freeform Bokken Drills to Develop Aiki Flow

Chris Parkerson wrote: View Post
no, it is not new. But each generation puts their flare on it.
Hmmmm.... not if they know what they're talking about. It's actually pretty solidly laid out. It's like trying to tell some professional acupuncturist that you don't need to use the same theory he does because everyone gets to put their own spin on it.... only someone who didn't know acupuncture would buy into it.
my readings came from Cheng Man Ching, William Chen, Hung I Shiang, Hsiu hong Shi, Robert Smith, Mantak Chia,Yang Jwing Ming, and Wai Fong Doo. Funny, Doo Wai used to call "the microcosmic orbit" the "microcosmetic orbit" but his stuff still worked.
Ah. Those are great names in American Tai Chi.
I like my formula , The mind leads the body and chi follows. For me that translates Yi - li - chi. Another fellow a few posts ago wanted to used a different sequence, Yi - chi - li. I do not know how that would work unless he was chasing the chi hoping it would somehow make his body/strength move.
This has got to be a leg pull, guys. Nobody is seriously this far off base.


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