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Old 04-07-2010, 07:08 AM   #21
Mike Sigman
Location: Durango, CO
Join Date: Feb 2005
Posts: 4,123
Re: Video definitions, "Aiki" and other terms.

Chris Hein wrote: View Post
You can also do this with what I would call "Aiki". But you can do it without making contact, and with a 55' Chevy.
Well, I agree that you're calling something "aiki" that I wouldn't call "aiki". Actually, I would just say jin manipulation for what I do; sometimes it's jin manipulation that does a vector-add with an incoming force and then I might call it "ai ki" (harmonizing with an incoming force). My experience with a number of Asians over a lot of years is that I'm using a pretty standard view of how these forces work, in terms of internal strength. Your view is that dynamic technique and attendant timing is what "aiki" is, yet I offered you the scenario of Ueshiba engaging with Tenryu in a situation where timing had nothing to do with it. So, we disagree.


Mike Sigman