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Old 05-28-2005, 07:41 PM   #62
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Re: Culture of Martial Mediocrity?

Chris,

No offense taken at all. Thanks for writing in. However, do you think that we could at least say tha ta clashing of energies does not represent an expression of Aiki? (e.g. Yang to Yang or Yin to Yin)

If not, can we say, "All things being equal, it is more effective martially to not clash with your opponent's energy but to use that energy for one's own intentions."?

If one can say either of the above two statements, I think my earlier points of how spontaneous training is not a rejection of form, etc., should remain supported.

Like you said, Aiki is difficult. :-)

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