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Old 07-05-2005, 07:04 AM   #25
Nick Simpson
Dojo: White Rose Aikido - Durham University
Location: Gateshead
Join Date: Oct 2003
Posts: 916
United Kingdom
Re: Training against Violent Assault

I believe he also meant that there should be no stances? You should stand and move while fighting in the same way that you stand and move while going about your normal day. Therefore you wont waste precious time thinking about what to do, you would just do it. Im paraphasing but thats the impression I got, then again i have seen pictures of musashi in several different niten ichi ryu stances but possibly those were just tools for learning/teaching. The main image I have of musashi is with his swords drawn but arms relaxed and 'neutral' as if to look ungaurded and to invite attack. or something. I've seen that 'portrait' more than any of the ones where he is demonstrating niten ichi ryu kamae.

They're all screaming about the rock n roll, but I would say that it's getting old. - REFUSED.
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