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Old 11-22-2006, 03:27 PM   #224
Mike Sigman
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Re: Aikido: The learning of natural movement

Erick Mead wrote:
1) Aiki is like flipping a lightswitch -- not like starting a fire.

The fact that the desired result is simpler by flipping the switch does not diminish the immense sophistication and expression of inner principles that underlies that simple act.

Your argument with me, when it comes to movement, is really about li 理, not really about jin 勁.
I don't think this is very productive, Erick. You've already cast Tohei to the wolves for "resisting", without seeming to have remembered that many of Ueshiba's 'ki demo's' also involved him resisting a push to the head, to the stomach, to the leg, to the jo, etc. He didn't "play a game of tag" with them nor did he use angular momentum to resist them. But you seem heavily invested in your theory, so I'll leave it to you.


Mike Sigman
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