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tim evans 08-02-2009 01:03 PM

Extension of energy/Bruce Lee's water theory
 
Even though it,s not aikido his water analogy on energy flow is pretty cool what do you think."water can flow or water can crash be water my friend"

RED 08-02-2009 04:47 PM

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"If your opponent strikes with fire, counter with water, becoming completely fluid and free-flowing. Water, by its nature, never collides with or breaks against anything. On the contrary, it swallows up any attack harmlessly. "-- O' Sensei

lita hayata 08-05-2009 12:53 PM

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:)

Reminds me a lot of irimi nague.
We are instructed not to position arm in the neck line, but to circulate it around uke, much like the way a river goes through a rock (onwards, almost strike, upwards - palm to the sky, cicle down while stepping forward). It's beautiful (and it works).


dps 11-18-2009 05:57 AM

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I love this picture. :)

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Maggie Schill wrote: (Post 236320)
"If your opponent strikes with fire, counter with water, becoming completely fluid and free-flowing. Water, by its nature, never collides with or breaks against anything. On the contrary, it swallows up any attack harmlessly. "-- O' Sensei

Keep moving, don't stand still.

David

Josh Reyer 11-18-2009 06:56 AM

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The water analogy is pretty old. I've found reference to it in Shinkage-ryu as far back as the mid-1600s. I suspect Bruce got it from Chinese arts going back much further than that.

CitoMaramba 11-18-2009 10:04 AM

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Joshua Reyer wrote: (Post 245808)
The water analogy is pretty old. I've found reference to it in Shinkage-ryu as far back as the mid-1600s. I suspect Bruce got it from Chinese arts going back much further than that.

That's right, Bruce got it from Lao-Tzu..

RED 11-18-2009 05:17 PM

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Inocencio Maramba wrote: (Post 245828)
That's right, Bruce got it from Lao-Tzu..

He was the cha cha champion of China... I think he got it from all that backleading. :cool:

dps 11-18-2009 06:42 PM

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Maggie Schill wrote: (Post 245877)
He was the cha cha champion of China... I think he got it from all that backleading. :cool:

Lao-Tzu knew how to Cha Cha? :confused: :D

David

Ketsan 11-18-2009 07:15 PM

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David Skaggs wrote: (Post 245887)
Lao-Tzu knew how to Cha Cha? :confused: :D

David

He invented it and the foxtrot. Originally the foxtrot was part of the five animals form of dance but the other four have been lost in the mysts of time.

RED 11-19-2009 05:28 PM

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David Skaggs wrote: (Post 245887)
Lao-Tzu knew how to Cha Cha? :confused: :D

David

lol, no Bruce Lee:freaky:


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