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Old 12-15-2006, 09:09 PM   #111
Erick Mead
 
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Re: For Ted Ehara - Boundary of your aikido?

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Larry Camejo wrote:
I remember reading a statement by Ueshiba M. where he indicated that anything that is forced is not Aikido.
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O Sensei wrote:
We adhere to the principle of absolute nonresistance, that is to say, we do not oppose the attacker.

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Larry Camejo wrote:
If one interprets this to mean that anywhere there is resistance there is not Aikido then Aikido simply cannot exist in the physical world.
His actual statement cannot be interpreted that way. It is therefore a straw argument.
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Larry Camejo wrote:
Personally I think the concept of having absolutely no resistance in Aikido is a gross misinterpretation of Ueshiba M.'s teachings by those who attempt to over analyze.
Yes. Misinterpretation. "We do not oppose the attacker."

Cordially,

Erick Mead
一隻狗可久里馬房但他也不是馬的.
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