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Uke attacks, strongly
I enter and lead - late!
Uke's balance is not taken
No kuzushi for me!
And, I expose myself to uke's
I try applying brute force
Argh...! I feel I might as well
Use some random defense
Some Brownian motion
That can't be predicted
But this is kata
Attack and defense in form
No takemusu yet, if ever!
One day, perhaps
My attack and defense
Will be one chance in a lifetime -
Ichi-go ichi-e, unique
I will be a stochastic man
The Aikido universe!