Monday, March 1, 2010

On teaching Aikido

The interesting thing happens when you have to verbalize certain thoughts or impressions and ideas that you think you grasp. Now that I have started teaching sometimes I try to convey some concept to the students it forces me to verbalize things I feel through my skin, almost on subconscious level. And the process of formalizing these thoughts, ideas, impressions, sometimes feelings makes me understand them better. And this also gives me the chance to revisit them and dwell on them longer. And this changes perspective. So now I am going again through old Classics like Musashi Miyamoto, Kisshomaru Ueshiba, Munenori Yagyu and so on. They say different things now. And all things are not as they seem, but they're not otherwise ;-)

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