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Old 05-25-2007, 07:08 PM   #26
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Re: Aikido is a pair of ducks- tantric practices and aikido

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Now that is what I call a cogent post.
Yeah.

I'm thinking a compendium with essays by Goldsbury, Ledyard, Little, and Li...

...dream on...

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Old 05-25-2007, 07:18 PM   #27
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Just having fun. Fred Little put it best in terms of "seriousness" ... I am a long time practicioner (20 + years) of Soto Zen through ZCLA and inspired by Charlotte Joko Beck Roshi who while not a rigid "traditionalist" IME She has a solid foundation in Breath Practice (She is a Dharma Heir of Mazumi Roshi after all ) The cultivation of Prana through Aikido with Tantra refers to a seminar I went many years ago where this Groovey Proto Hippie Mushroom eating New Age Couple were trying to mix Aikido with "Pranic breath techniques" as she held herself up to be some kind of Martial Arts Tantric Deity. It was all there...Groovy Mood Music... Nag Champa Smells... Impossibly Tanned Super Blond Tantra Goddess with Groovy Pony Tailed Aikido Lover Sensei Lots of suggestions to open up your powerful Hara Kundalini Chakra with your breath...Oh man those were the days...Malibu... Santa Cruz... and Bolinas...all grooving towards the "source" Living in Malibu I have seen it all LOL Est...Esalen...Course in Miracles...SAI/SHRI BABA X&Y&Z "The Power of Now" Heck we still have a Guru whose acolytes bought him a mansion on top of a hill here. Dude even has his own helicopter pad.

On a side note Jennifer didn't you attend Shoji Nishio Shihan's Friendship Seminar at UC Santa Cruz back in the Summer of 99??? Forgive my memory (To many dings on the noggin from the odd surfboard). If so we may have practiced together.

William Hazen MPTSHLC.Esq
I must say,I Iaughed really loud while reading this post Ohhh, it hurts, quit it I had the distinct pleasure of watching a migration of above said' flock of guru's' ( say was that a band in the '80's) rolll through this once quaint surf town I live in. Are you sure you aren't some groovy proto hippie mushroom chompin' fool?Me neither.
Anyways, I learned a lot from Fred Little's post above.

About Nishio Sensei in '99. Oh, if only. I didn't include him in my practice that year. I was pretty entangled in the dojo where I was practicing and I can't say I took it upon myself to go. Too bad
Maybe we can train together in the future ( and maybe go surfing, too). Malibu is just a hop, skip and a jump from Santa Cruz. Or a really long paddle. Thanks for the post.

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Old 05-25-2007, 10:23 PM   #28
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I must say,I Iaughed really loud while reading this post Ohhh, it hurts, quit it I had the distinct pleasure of watching a migration of above said' flock of guru's' ( say was that a band in the '80's) rolll through this once quaint surf town I live in. Are you sure you aren't some groovy proto hippie mushroom chompin' fool?Me neither.
Anyways, I learned a lot from Fred Little's post above.

About Nishio Sensei in '99. Oh, if only. I didn't include him in my practice that year. I was pretty entangled in the dojo where I was practicing and I can't say I took it upon myself to go. Too bad
Maybe we can train together in the future ( and maybe go surfing, too). Malibu is just a hop, skip and a jump from Santa Cruz. Or a really long paddle. Thanks for the post.
Cool Anytime...Got a couple of South Pulses headed our way. I love The Lane, Middles, Stockton Ave and everything in between. See you in the water or on the mat.

Namaste "Spiritual Warrioressness*"

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Old 05-26-2007, 11:22 AM   #29
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It's the Wookie you gotta watch out for.

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Old 05-29-2007, 10:43 AM   #30
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A base canard?
Actually it equals nothing at all. I guess my reference was a little too obscure for most folks to recognize

Bronson

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Old 05-29-2007, 11:09 AM   #31
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Hi Allen,

I have nothing of value here, except I have often been known to call budo practice "Safe Sex" for the same reasons that Nadeau used. I'm an aging Hippy Marine, but never a 'New Ager' (although I did live in Santa Fe and Taos). If we're talking about the NEW AGE that the Vedas speak of and we used to discuss at the Advaita Vedanta monastery when Christopher Ishwerwood was there in the early 60's, then I might also be that kind of new ager.

Mixing spirit/energy together while throwing each other around learning to not care who wins but really caring about taking part in juicy, good technique is another form of human communication that gets us to that place we look for...

Gambatte

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Old 05-29-2007, 02:35 PM   #32
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Hi Chuck,

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Mixing spirit/energy together while throwing each other around learning to not care who wins but really caring about taking part in juicy, good technique is another form of human communication that gets us to that place we look for...
Nicely put!

BTW, have you moved, are you settled in, and are you operational?

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Old 05-29-2007, 03:29 PM   #33
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BTW, have you moved, are you settled in, and are you operational? Allen
Allen,

I haven't moved yet and it looks as though it may take a while longer, but it's still on the front burner... Poor budo teachers have a hard time with the housing market these days.

Take care,

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Old 05-29-2007, 03:57 PM   #34
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Re: Aikido is a pair of ducks- tantric practices and aikido

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a base canard?
ok, I can't help it...

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ca·nard /kəˈnɑrd; Fr. kaˈnar/ Pronunciation Key - Show Spelled Pronunciation[kuh-nahrd; Fr. ka-nar] Pronunciation Key - Show IPA Pronunciation
–noun, plural -nards /-ˈnɑrdz; Fr. -ˈnar/ Pronunciation Key - Show Spelled Pronunciation[-nahrdz; Fr. -nar] Pronunciation Key - Show IPA Pronunciation. 1. a false or baseless, usually derogatory story, report, or rumor.
2. Cookery. a duck intended or used for food.
3. Aeronautics. a. an airplane that has its horizontal stabilizer and elevators located forward of the wing.
b. Also called canard wing. one of two small lifting wings located in front of the main wings.
c. an early airplane having a pusher engine with the rudder and elevator assembly in front of the wings.

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[Origin: 1840–50; < F: lit., duck; OF quanart drake, orig. cackler, equiv. to can(er) to cackle (of expressive orig.) + -art -art, as in mallart drake; see mallard]
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Which would technically make a *base* canard a tautaulogy...ahem...

Best,
Ron
PS You do get some really interesting hits with that one, and yes, I did find the pun funny!

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