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Old 01-02-2007, 06:05 AM   #1
L. Camejo
 
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How do you train/achieve nothingness?

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When we are in a state of oneness, or nothingness, then the sense of time changes, and it is a matter of onenness or blending or duality. Time is unimportant.
The above is a snippet of a response in this thread speaking about using varying attack speed levels to work on different aspects of waza training.

My question is if the "state of nothingness" allows one to transcend time and by extension, timing in Aikido then how does one develop this ability in the sense of physical technique?

To talk about being in a state of nothingness is easy. How do you teach a beginner to achieve this state and how do you test or check to ensure that it is in fact there (or not there)? When it is achieved how do you ensure that it is not lost again?

Domo.
LC

--Mushin Mugamae - No Mind No Posture. He who is possessed by nothing possesses everything.--
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