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Old 11-21-2005, 08:50 AM   #15
Dojo: Central Illinois Aikikai
Location: Champaign, IL
Join Date: Oct 2005
Posts: 9
Re: Poll: Which do you think is more important in aikido?

I think there really is something to this question. We all know that both stability and mobility are equally important, but if we were actually capable of having both equally all the time we wouldn't be students anymore. It's one of the things we strive for.
So in answer to the question, I think the most important of the two is the one you lack most. I am highly mobile and blend well, but I'm often off balance. So to me stability is more important because I do the mobility naturally. I have to focus to remain stable. It isn't really more important, I just have tell myself it is so that I'll pay more attention to it.
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