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Old 06-19-2000, 08:17 AM   #3
Chuck Clark
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It may have been me you heard say that, but here goes...

I think all initial connection in aikido is an irimi (entering), even when you're going backwards. When you feel uke's response to the connection to their center, then you know what needs to happen next to maintain connection and make the next move...

Of course there's lots more to this than those few words can convey. People have to "feel" it often to really get the idea.

Chuck Clark
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