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Old 11-29-2006, 09:44 PM   #287
Mike Sigman
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Re: Aikido: The learning of natural movement

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David Orange wrote:
But the qualities of the buzz are very different between sake and soju.
Oh stoppit, David. It all metabolizes into aceta-aldehyde, except of course, in people with Oriental Flushing Syndrome. [quote]Not at all. The Chinese do things that make people pop up off the ground and fly backward several feet. The Japanese always do some kind of throw. [quote] This is absurd. You obviously don't know anything about Chinese martial arts or even karate, I guess.
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I've never seen any Japanese (including Ueshiba and Tohei) throw anyone like a tai chi man who lets the attacker push on his forearm, then bounces him up and backward. Ueshiba and Tohei, Mifune et al, always throw.
Gee.... ever seen a Sumo guy or a karate guy?
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On the other hand, I've never seen a Chinese do the unbendable arm, the jo trick or the unpick-up-able body and I've never seen Japanese demonstrate 'iron vest' things with swords or take spear points to their throats. The ki/qi demos, in fact, are one of the most obviously different aspects of the two cultures.
This is what I've been trying to tell you, David. You don't even know basic things.

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Mike Sigman
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