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Old 06-23-2006, 01:24 PM   #12
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Re: Poll: How often do you find yourself having to suppress your own natural responses as uke during aikido practice?

Joseph Bowen wrote:
I have a small problem with the term "counterintuitive". People throw this term around a lot but I don't think many really understand the implication of what they are saying (or writing).
Well, I think you may be splitting hairs a bit, but a good post, in general. The thing about semantics and etymology is that ignoring it causes misunderstandings, discussing it causes misunderstandings and not thinking about it at all causes a complete breakdown in communication.

Your distinction between instinct and intuition is a good one.

On the whole, your post supports the idea that it's worthwhile to realize what your "learned instincts" are. I think this would apply in any endeavor, not just Aikido.

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