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Old 05-29-2005, 10:43 AM   #73
Chris Li
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Re: Culture of Martial Mediocrity?

David Valadez wrote:

I guess the confusing part is that you seem to be suggesting that you cannot or that you should not state that a clashing of energies (yang to yang/yin to yin) is outside of Aiki. Your only reasoning for that is to say that Aiki is complex.
Well, I'm not sure that this is the place to get into a detailed discussion of exactly what "Aiki" is, which is why I haven't gone into more detail. Not clashing is great - but my point here was, I guess, that it's too limiting to define the whole of Aiki of off a single standard. In any case, my primary point was that there is no general agreement as to what constitutes Aiki.

Minoru Mochizuki said that "artillary is Aiki" - how do you use artillary without clashing?



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