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Old 12-13-2006, 01:01 PM   #54
Erick Mead
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Re: For Ted Ehara - Boundary of your aikido?

Ron Tisdale wrote:
Erick Mead wrote:
They wish to be pushed -- but do not wish to be pushed.
False. They wish to have a partner push on them...and they maintain their internal structure.
They cannot maintain that structure without 1) movement or 2) resistance.

To will the act is to will the effect. If the effect is resistance, then it is not Aikido.
O Sensei wrote:
We adhere to the principle of absolute nonresistance, that is to say, we do not oppose the attacker.
For reference:

What nuance on "absolute" am I missing here ?
Ron Tisdale wrote:
So the push has no outward affect.
Are we throwing Newton's Third Law out the window ?

If the input force is unbalanced by reaction, however derived (active or inertial) then it induces motion. If it does not induce motion, it is a balanced force equation -- there is a reaction, and it is necessarily equal and opposes the input force, i.e.-- it is resistance.

And therefore outside the boundaries of Aikido.


Erick Mead
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