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Old 08-20-2008, 09:28 PM   #168
Gernot Hassenpflug
Dojo: Aunkai, Tokyo
Join Date: Jun 2005
Posts: 319
Re: "Aiki" in Russian Video Clips

Just to throw in another titbit of data (I'm disinclined to reply to any posts that quote people on my ignore list):

Ability to resist does not mean that resisting is desirable. In fact, it is important to not resist, but instead to move. Freely. Seen from the other side, while it may not be possible to unbalance or throw a partner who is strong and rooted (given a set of rules by which the practice under consideration is done), and attempting to do so might incur severe and unnecessary stress oneself, one may still move oneself freely. Learning to do that is a vital skill.