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Aiki1
04-30-2010, 11:33 AM
I was recently confronted by the Paradox of Swiss cheese,
which I find to be directly related to understanding the deeper essence of Aikido.

The paradox is:

Swiss cheese has holes.
The more Swiss cheese you have, the more holes you have.
The more holes you have, the less cheese you have.
So, the more Swiss cheese you have, the less Swiss cheese you have.

This is a beautiful articulation of an essential aspect of Aikido.

The more you "go with the flow", the better your Aikido.
The better your Aikido, the less you have to do.
The less you do, the less your partner feels.
So, the better your Aikido is, the less your Aikido is perceptible.

What a concept. :-)

Now, with a little reverse engineering, we might say:

The more holes you have, the more Swiss cheese you have….

but this is a bit of a stretch.

However, it isn't a stretch to say:

The less perceptible your Aikido is, the better your Aikido is.
and:

The better your Aikido is, the less your Aikido is perceptible.
The less perceptible your Aikido is, the better your Aikido is.
The better your Aikido is, the less your Aikido is perceptible.

etc….

:-)

ninjaqutie
04-30-2010, 11:59 AM
Hhhhmmm............. were you making a sandwich while this came to you? :D

RED
04-30-2010, 12:08 PM
Stillness in motion.....and cubans with extra pickle..

dps
04-30-2010, 04:09 PM
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The less perceptible your Aikido is, the better your Aikido is.
and:

The better your Aikido is, the less your Aikido is perceptible.
The less perceptible your Aikido is, the better your Aikido is.
The better your Aikido is, the less your Aikido is perceptible.

etc….

:-)

So the less I understand what you are saying the more I understand what you are saying......:The more :confused: I am the less :confused: :confused: :confused: The more :crazy: I am........:crazy: :crazy: :crazy: :crazy: I am.............................................................................. ................................................................................ ................................:dead:.

David

Aiki1
04-30-2010, 04:45 PM
So the less I understand what you are saying the more I understand what you are saying......:The more :confused: I am the less :confused: :confused: :confused: The more :crazy: I am........:crazy: :crazy: :crazy: I am.............................................................................. ................................................................................ ................................:dead:.

David

Ah, ya, you got it!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :)

mickeygelum
04-30-2010, 04:49 PM
Go Figure....this one of the few places you can "cut" the cheese and then discuss the effects..WTF! :eek:

Aiki1
04-30-2010, 04:51 PM
Stillness in motion.....and cubans with extra pickle..

I'm beginning to like you. :)

RED
04-30-2010, 06:56 PM
I'm beginning to like you. :)

:cool:

Mark Uttech
05-07-2010, 04:03 AM
Interesting discussion; more or less...

GMaroda
05-07-2010, 06:15 AM
I don't think I should have read this on an empty stomach.

Aikibu
05-07-2010, 07:27 AM
So let me get this straight...Only Swiss Cheese works with Aikido?

What about Limburger...Cheddar.. Stilton...or Brie?

I love a good Brie with my Aikido. ;)

William Hazen

sorokod
05-07-2010, 08:51 AM
...the more Swiss cheese you have, the less Swiss cheese you have.

don't think it is a paradox.

Larry Cuvin
05-07-2010, 09:25 AM
I think it goes back to the principle of non-dissension. No fighting mind and such.

Rob Watson
05-07-2010, 09:32 AM
IHTBE (it has to be eaten) for understanding.

I prefer grilled cheese.

Maybe Tarik will chime in with a Swiss chudge concoction ...