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Old 01-29-2007, 11:21 PM   #283
Erick Mead
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Dojo: Big Green Drum (W. Florida Aikikai)
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Re: Baseline skillset

Mike Sigman wrote:
Erick Mead wrote:
I am essentially saying that kokyu is just the extension of my balance control system into the other guy's balance system. Not as metaphor -- as physical reality.
You could say the same thing about a simple, muscular push, too.
... or a 9mm slug, or hitting him with a car at 40 mph, none of which is really aikido, either. In proper kokyu, I have his balance and he is not quite sure where it left his control and entered mine -- I have not merely knocked it over with an excess of energy.


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