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04-24-2009, 05:31 PM
Posted 2009-04-24 16:31:09 by Jun Akiyama
News URL: http://www.odemagazine.com/exchange/6923/the_flow_of_mind_in_water_and_aikido

Here is an article entitled "The Flow of Mind in Water and Aikido" (http://www.odemagazine.com/exchange/6923/the_flow_of_mind_in_water_and_aikido) written by Charlie Badenhop who writes about his meeting with Senta Yamada sensei.

From the article: "Rain, mist, steam, dew, snow, ice... water in all its various manifestations has a spherical mind. This mind of roundness is a key principle in the mind of non-dissension. In Aikido, we project a full, round presence to our adversary and flow with his movements. We offer no hard surfaces to bump up against and nothing to grab hold of."

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