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Old 04-29-2005, 07:06 AM   #10
Dojo: Shobu Aikido of Connecticut
Location: East Haven, CT
Join Date: Jul 2004
Posts: 1,402
Re: No Balance No Aikido

I do not think that either of us are saying incorrect things. My premise was that if you are totally balanced on 2 feet, you have to break balance on at least one of those feet to go anywhere (unless you are standing on something which moves like the pedals of a bike).

I agree that if you are balanced on one foot, you can maintain balance there as well. Now try to take two steps forwards and there has to be a point where you break the balance in that foot. I agree that you can have an overall dynamic balance, but the process is still a constant regaining of balance - or more simply a constant process of "righting" - which is a pretty good definition of aikido if you ask me.

And yes, I have every intention of going to meet you! (I'm working on a bit of rescheduling.)

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