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Old 07-05-2006, 07:05 AM   #66
Join Date: Apr 2006
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Re: Brawling with a friend

Matthew Gano wrote:
I think a big part of the "Aikido is non-confrontational" discussion is a matter of semantics. To some, the concept of irimi might seem confrontational, while to others it does not.
Very true.

In Spirit of Aikido K. Ueshiba has something like "deflating aggression", which might be closer to the spirit of the matter than total non-aggression.

A secret of internal strength?:
"Let your weight from the crotch area BE in his hands."
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