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Old 10-23-2009, 07:05 AM   #59
Dojo: Charlotte Aikikai Agatsu Dojo
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Re: Internal Power Development Methods

Adam Bauder wrote: View Post
Since "tension" seems to have different meanings in different training methodologies, would "stretch" be a better fit than "tension," as far as the Aunkai is concerned? Or does it mean exactly what "tension" commonly means?
methink, the tension is the result of the stretch, not tension as in tighten up muscle. think of a fully inflated basketball versus half-inflated one. the fully inflated one stretch the skin tight which created a tension that spread the applied force to every part of the ball. the question is how do you stretch your body? isometric or breath or something else?
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