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Old 04-06-2010, 10:04 PM   #16
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Re: Video definitions, "Aiki" and other terms.

Mike Sigman wrote: View Post
you can manipulate an incoming force and not only negate that force by 'grounding' it but also can train to manipulate the attacking force so that the attacker's force works against him and helps to throw him. If you understand what I just said, then you can begin to understand what Inaba Sensei, Ueshiba, Tohei, Shioda, and others were talking about when they were discussing the importance of "aiki".
You can also do this with what I would call "Aiki". But you can do it without making contact, and with a 55' Chevy.

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