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Old 11-17-2006, 12:46 PM   #56
TAnderson
Location: Arlington, VA
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Re: Aikido: The learning of natural movement

David,

I am curious how you would explain the derivation of "aiki" systems that evolved from armed and armored soldiers. These systems required unique articulations based on the weapon and armor of choice.

I would also like to note that when a person/child cedes their position to an incoming stressor does not denote the blending of aiki. In other words moving from your position and blending are not the same thing. Also, some microorganisms (including single cells) will respond to stress by trying to alleviate it in some manner including locomotion. I would not call this aiki.

Regards,
Tim Anderson
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