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Creation Date: 07-14-2007 04:40 PM
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  #47 New 02-25-2010 07:27 PM
Ok apparently three people can't lift me. Two people can't push me over when I'm sitting cross legged. So if I'm, as I do, sitting outside of a class room cross legged as often I do, waiting for a lecture and two people try to push me over I'll be like, "You're trying to push over the universe, which is slightly impossible".

And then they'll try picking me up and I'll be all "Get real, if you can't push the universe over what makes you think you can lift it, really?"

Tonight I was training with the big guy again and I couldn't move him. Then I kinda gave up, totally relaxed and moved. I mean I let my arm go limp and then I made kaiten. Uke moved. This made no sense. So for the next 15 minutes I had him try and stop me. It was a joke. I wont pretend I get it but when I let myself go limp and I move no-one can stop me. Maybe limp isn't the right word. When I pull from my centre only.

Eventually me and Sensei had it out, as we do occasionally. A feature of our dojo is students having it out with Sensei, sometimes physically, on the mat.
Seems to me I've spent the past seven years learning to do nothing because doing nothing is far more effective than doing something.
It doesn't make sense. If I try and move uke I fail. If I relax and just move myself uke hits the mat like God has bitch slapped him there.

Eh? The three of us that are 1st kyu sat in the bar afterwards discussing this and it makes no sense. How is it that someone using all their strength to stop me is easily moved when I am totally relaxed?
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