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Old 10-31-2007, 10:24 AM   #22
R.A. Robertson
Dojo: Still Point Aikido Center
Location: Austin, TX, USA
Join Date: Jul 2002
Posts: 345
Re: VOE: Active Resistance

Rupert Atkinson wrote: View Post
[\] If you look at it like this, every technique you do against an attack is no different to doing a technique against a technique thus everything you do is in effect kaeshi-waza. Think about it.
I'm pretty sure I've heard something like this before... (-;

The question is, does "kaeshi" in this sense mean "counter," or "reversal?"

When people practice counters, resistance is likely. When people do what is needed to allow energy to flow freely in the system, the energy naturally reverses at times. I would say, rather than doing a technique *against* a technique, you do a technique *with* a technique, and the energy may recirculate.

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