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Old 11-11-2008, 03:13 PM   #20
Michael O'Brien
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Re: 100 Things To Tell A New Aikido Student

86. Leave your ego off the mat.
87. Give your partner a true and spirited attack.
(You cannot help your partner by giving a 'wimpy' attack. Aikido training replicates actual physical conflict. Though it may be slower than full speed, your attack should be both true (strong grab or accurate strike), and spirited (well-centered and delivered with good posture and ki)).

Harmony does not mean that there are no conflicts,
for the dynamic spiral of existence embraces both extremes.
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