Thread: Ikkyo
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Old 12-15-2009, 08:55 PM   #33
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Re: Ikkyo

Robert, I believe Kevin is relating to the fact that if you force something to move it will undoubtedly meet with resistance, in this case Uke's reflex to counter. As opposed to moving uke along the lines of least resistance, or better yet where uke would naturally move.

As far as getting ikkyo or rating it, I think I'll still be 'getting' the aha moment until the day I die.

Draw strength from stillness. Learn to act without acting. And never underestimate a samurai cat.
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