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Old 10-03-2006, 09:01 AM   #109
Erick Mead
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Re: What is "Aikido"?

Mike Sigman wrote:
There is a linear aspect to the "ki" that you're missing, I think. It's part of the main reason why so much time is spent on "breathing" exercises. I hope you don't think that Misogi breathing is rotational, too.... I'm getting dizzy generating rotational forces to push down these keyboard letters.
Breathing is cyclic.

That is the Taiji.

More seriously - rotation translated linearly is a wave form. Breathing flow follows a temporal sine curve, so yes - it is rotational as far as the math is concerned. Maai matters equally in time as in space, and where in the cycle of the breath performance of technique occurs is critical.


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