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LinTal's Blog Blog Tools Rating: Rate This Blog
Creation Date: 07-14-2011 06:52 PM
Aikido's a lot more than I first thought it would be.
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  #18 New 12-11-2011 04:42 AM
Kudos to whover inspired this; I read a blog or something recently that really struck a chord. But for the life of me I can't remember who or where! Much love to you, mysterious stranger.

[Edit: It was from the blog post in White Belt Musings, a really great read. Solid blog, excellent post.]

It talked of thinking about the play of space in both the physical and inner sense. Balancing the empty and the occupied, with each movement, each moment changing the balance. The illustration used was a sumi-e painting where the essence of character is captured by as few ink brushstrokes as possible. An example. So it's the interplay between absence and presence that invokes meaning. Possibility and finality. Motion and stillness.

Funny how it parallels aikido, no?
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#3 12-12-2011 03:34 AM
LinTal Says:
Wouldn't want that. Apparently ignorance is hard to return to.
#2 12-11-2011 10:36 AM
Careful now, you'll understand kokyu......
#1 12-11-2011 05:19 AM
guest1234567 Says:
Great post, and very thought provoking ! Thanks for sharing Lin.

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