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Old 06-19-2009, 12:07 AM   #7
swalsh
Dojo: Watanabe dojo/Australia
Location: Perth
Join Date: May 2009
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Re: "No Mind" - What is it?

I agree with the comments on "no mind" as a state of environmental awareness, however I also believe it applies to your tactical plans. Although Aikido gives us some basic tactics (taisabaki, irimi/tenkan ans kuzushi), we don't fix on one techinque. We don't fix our mind on "I'm going to do an ikkajonage now". A mental state of "No mind" allows you to respond and react with what ever technique is appropriate and even change technique if uke resists or is not fully unbalanced.

Last edited by swalsh : 06-19-2009 at 12:09 AM.
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