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Old 11-22-2006, 10:04 AM   #209
Gernot Hassenpflug
Dojo: Aunkai, Tokyo
Join Date: Jun 2005
Posts: 319
Re: Aikido: The learning of natural movement

Hello Erick, just my 2c to your discussion. One, from my perspective, as yet not understanding how to do even basic things, I still perceive that nei-jia is also mechanical. Mechanical using mechanisms not usually used or developed.
Two, you speak of rotational momentum, axes and taking control by directing power into directions opponent does not control. I do not disagree here on the use of such tactics. But I respond with: what to do when opponent does in fact control all 3 axes of his movement? Without going into whether you have control over all axes in yourself, I postulate that without the so-called 6-direction training internalized you won't be able to do the above against someone who has internalized it.
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