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Old 09-25-2006, 08:52 AM   #2
Dojo: Dale City Aikikai
Location: VA
Join Date: Aug 2005
Posts: 393
Re: failed?

You got swept by the smaller person not because that person was more powerful than you but because that person found that certain spot where you are powerless to keep your balance/center. If that person attacked a different spot, then you would have kept your balance/center and that person would have been powerless against you.

In Aikido we teach from the beginning that power is not good so that you will start from day one to look for that certain spot where the balance/center can easily be taken which is the ultimate goal of the art. Saves you from practicing years of strengh and then have to re-learn everything again for you are now looking for the "sweet spot".
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