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So what is blending anyway? Simply put, blending is congruent motion. Initially, when uke attacks and I move to blend with his motion, I seek to align our paths such that there is no point at which the arcs of our movement intersect. In so doing, if my timing is accurate, I will leave behind a void in which he will find no support for his structure. He will, of course, try to correct his balance and I will follow his lead, still parallel with him, slightly ahead of him, adding to his energy. In this way I will choose where and when we do finally intersect. The point of intersection is where our paths will diverge and the technique will happen. Blending makes it all possible.