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Old 02-21-2006, 09:54 AM   #11
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Re: Poll: How important is the notion of "gaining advantage over your partner" in your aikido training?

I voted somewhat important because advantage comes and goes.

I feel that half of aikido is frequently ignored: the yin side of ki.

I hear "dominate uke", "control the center", "take uke's mind" a lot. I don't hear, "let the flow of the moment guide you", "uke tells you how to defeat him", "When you are falling - jump". I think these things are important. I think surviving conflict is more important than being victorious.

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