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Old 08-15-2008, 09:54 PM   #117
Erick Mead
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Re: "Aiki" in Russian Video Clips

Rob Liberti wrote: View Post
...if someone puts an X on the floor, and you stand on the X, at the end of the pushing, you are still on that X and never left it - your feet stayed where they were the whole time. Dan can period. He can do it under more difficult situations as well - but let's keep it simple. Several of his students can do this as well. I'm getting better at it myself.
Definitely, riding no hands. . Or -- does he use his hands/arms? Does he receive merely, or does he express a countering touch or adjustment? Always more with the questions.

Now, as rumor has it, it is a bit of a liability being too stuck in one spot against a sword. So how does Dan make his stability practices relate in a coherent way to the required critical INstability that makes for swift maneuver? He doesn't talk much about that.

I've made my relation of those two principles explicit in the link you cited.


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