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Old 11-10-2005, 01:05 PM   #13
Lan Powers
Dojo: Aikido of Midland, Midland TX
Location: Midland Tx
Join Date: Oct 2002
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Re: Keep your hands in front of your center?

John Matsushima wrote:
Try this. Take a piece of paper, draw a circle, then put a dot where the center is. Now mark where the front of it is. Difficult?
This idea came to mind when I thought about the phrase, "Keep your hands in front of your center". The phrase seems to suggest that we are simply two dimensional objects with a front and back. Where is the front of a center of a circle?
Not being truly "round" yet, (tho I am getting that way!) I would say the side that has a face on it.
Sorry, couldn't resist.
Although I like Eric's point as well.

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