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Old 05-10-2005, 10:02 PM   #7
Scott Morris
Dojo: Hawk Valley Training Center
Location: LaCrosse WI
Join Date: Dec 2002
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Re: Article: Initiative, Timing, and Spacing (Part I of II) by George S. Ledyard

George Sensei,

Once again, great article.

I believe you have addressed a subject that is perhaps one of the hardest things to grasp for beginners (myself included) in Aikido training. Being in the right place at the right time.
I have noticed Ikeda Sensei on different occasions uses a type of delayed first step when attacked. Could this be interpretated as a check, if you will, of his ma-ai as uke attacks? Or, is it something used to interrupt the rhythm, to get uke to over commit to the attack, thus placing him off balance?

Scott
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