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Old 02-04-2008, 11:59 AM   #4
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Dojo: New School Aikido
Location: Stockton, CA
Join Date: May 2002
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Re: Poll: Do you think physical aikido techniques can be totally explained by physics

While I don't believe there is any magic, I do believe there are things that happen which are not explained by physics.

The best example is a "double nikkyo" thing that I learned early on. If the attacker lets go, the technique will not work. But I know of several instances of people actually using the technique and the attacker doesn't let go. Ever.

So I believe there's a bit of psychology, sort of, in the techniques.

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