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Old 03-26-2010, 12:53 PM   #23
Jeremy Hulley
Dojo: Seattle School of Aikido Shinto Ryu/Seattle Icho Ryu
Location: Seattle
Join Date: Jun 2004
Posts: 147
Re: Martial, spiritual, and jujutsu (split off from Funakogi Thread)

Drew Ames wrote: View Post
One key component of the difference between jutusu and aiki, from what I can tell from my limited internal strength training so far, is that "aiki" is about using the whole body in a fully coordinated manner. The result of aiki is that those with it are able to respond instantly to unexpected forces from different directions, to exploit those forces for off-balancing the opponent(s), and to generate a lot of power without a lot of movement.
Nicely put..

Jeremy Hulley
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