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Old 04-08-2010, 09:11 AM   #67
Mike Sigman
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Re: Video definitions, "Aiki" and other terms.

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Ahmad Abas wrote: View Post
How about we quote the founder on this, Aiki is the ability to make your opponent powerless.
That works for me. When you manipulate the opponent's incoming forces with your jin (er, "aiki") you negate their forces. If you negate the forces to points of no balance, opponent essentially defeats himself with his own forces. And that's the whole idea.

Inaba Sensei said the same thing, BTW.

FWIW

Mike Sigman