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Old 08-18-2007, 01:20 AM   #26
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Re: Sword work, internal skill, & "Aiki"

The pushups have nothing to do with Aiki really Eric. They simply formed one way he used to connect his body. He did 1000 of those pushups in one go at the age of 90+.
I agree that doing 1000 or so at age 50+ isnt very impressive.
His training regimen was pretty severe up until his early nineties before he threw out his back. That in itself is a pretty good clue that something else was going on.

As for the Angular momentum statement, I meant that it wasnt a focus nor what was being developed.
If you had these skills you would know exactly what parts of the body are activated and how they're used. So far you've provided exactly zero evidence that you do these things unfortunately <shrug>
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Old 08-18-2007, 09:51 PM   #27
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Re: Sword work, internal skill, & "Aiki"

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The pushups have nothing to do with Aiki really Eric.
Shocking. Really? The Marines will be disappointed.
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As for the Angular momentum statement, I meant that it wasn't a focus nor what was being developed.
If you had these skills you would know exactly what parts of the body are activated and how they're used. So far you've provided exactly zero evidence that you do these things unfortunately <shrug>
Since I was not interested in doing that, there is little lost in our discussion, then. One can ride a bike without knowing anything consciously or in detail about what is occurring in the body's feedback mechanisms to make it possible. One can ride a bike without understanding in any rigorous way how angular momentum is the principle of force in operation that make a bicycle stable. However, it would be foolish to say that there is nothing to be gained in paying close attention to the body's feedback mechanisms in riding a bike. It would likewise be foolish to say that there is nothing to be gained from examining in more detail the operation of angular momentum in various regimes of bike-riding.

Personally, I am of the opinion that some have a talent for observing one sort of detail while other a talent for the other, or other perspectives besides. At least in this context, it seems that few people have both at the same time.

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Erick Mead
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