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Old 05-01-2005, 03:51 PM   #19
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Re: No Balance No Aikido

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Michael Stuempel wrote:
Rob...I'd say that's a bit of an exaggeration. Not picking on you, but yours was the first post to talk about balance this way.
Hi Michael. I don't think he was talking about struggling to get you balance back at all. I agreed with him and that's not what I was thinking of.

The fact remains, you are out of balance. Have you ever been foot swept by a judoka???

In judo, you FEEL in balance, then suddenly your on your back.

How was this possible if you were in control of your balance?

It's because you were out of balance for a brief instance, and you probably didn't even know it.

How do you think techniques happen? Uke is being set up when he is not in balance. It doesn't have to be extreme or even noticeable on uke's part.
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