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Old 08-13-2006, 11:47 AM   #3
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Dojo: Aikido of Petaluma, Petaluma,CA
Join Date: Jan 2003
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Re: Article: Training to be Vulnerable by "The Grindstone"

Tarik thank you SO much for this. Today I am facing the greatest challenge of my aikido career, and it is a completely Off-the Mat situation.I started looking at it this morning as a game of tug-of-war. What happens if you just Let Go of your end of the rope?
Let it in
Dont try to throw them
Don't try to counter
Get off my Position and I get off the Line
Let it go
So simple
So difficult
If I can get through this thing with any semblance of Grace, I will not be afraid of my 2nd kyu test, I will have passed it today. The rest is just technique.


"It is not wise to be incautious when confronting a little smiling bald man"'- Rule #1
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