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Old 04-27-2006, 05:49 PM   #16
Mike Sigman
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Re: The "Jo Trick" and Similar Exercises

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Ron Charron wrote:
And, yes to stop a direct force you would need an equal and opposite force to cancel it out.
However, if you supply a response to uke's immediate force that is cleverly NOT equal and opposite, there can be a resultant force that takes him in a direction he hadn't counted on and often his force actually contributes to taking him in that not-so-good-for-him direction. As a number of famous Aikido experts have noted, it is the ability to do that at first touch that is the heart of "aiki".

FWIW

Mike
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