Re: O sensei and 'correct ukemi'
Just wanted to say thank you to those participants in this thread.
I cannot write in the same way as these well written posts.
Here are some random thoughts-
Dan, your last post blows me away.
Thank you kindly for your thoughts.
Thank you for your thoughts.
Are there ways and ways and ways?
Is there a way here? Is there *a* truth?
Is the use of Aiki the proper use of the human body? Bringing into service a created thing.
The following comes to my mind:
Psalm 139:14 declares, "I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well." The context of this verse is the incredible nature of our physical bodies.
It the way of Aiki a religion of the naturepowers ?
Is one using nature (use of aiki), and the other worshipping the created (way of aiki/Dao)? Here we launch into the micro/macrocosmic nature of within and without.. etc. been there. Am I correct that the 'more' that you highlight has to do with the transformational nature of these 'mind-body' practices?
It seems with every iteration of these things/posts/conversations we go closer and closer to it. But there always lies a limit beyond which a man fears to say. I find this most curious, but somehow understand it intuitively. Always a boundary and a limit, here.
Is knowledge proprietary? Is it sealed, for access by means of effort of a few? Or is it open to all?
With gratitude and sincerity to all involved,