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Old 01-06-2006, 05:26 PM   #23
Robert Wolfe
Dojo: Itten Dojo
Location: Mechanicsburg, PA
Join Date: Nov 2004
Posts: 18
Re: Fight or Quit: there is no choice

Thank you, Sensei -- the reference to "kokoro no sutemi" is especially useful and timely. Just last evening, in relation to an entry Ellis taught us, I was trying to convey something very like that notion, but lacked a concise way to phrase it. In this instance, uke takes a pretty good jolt to the ribs in consequence of his attack, but nonetheless has to strike with proper spirit and intent for the entry to have the desired effect. I was trying to say that, without uke's willingness to take the shot, his or her partner can't really practice.

As it happens, we'll see Ellis next in two weekends, and Meik early next month. We'll do our level best to comply with your request!

Thanks again.

-- Bob
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