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Old 04-09-2010, 08:27 PM   #105
Rob Watson
Location: CA
Join Date: Sep 2005
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Re: Video definitions, "Aiki" and other terms.

David Skaggs wrote: View Post
For the function of fascia ( including tendons and ligaments) and transmission of energy through the fascia watch this video, etc
Not quite. For example cut one rubber band and watch what happens to the tensegrity structure ... if ones arm is severed do the legs fall off? Not quite.

Also, note that the paper referenced speaks to signaling pathways (still not solidly established) and nothing about load bearing. Granted fascia does bear loads (like holding ones organs in place, etc) but in primarily static modes. I would be more open to entertain ideas about how fluids acting incompressibly transmit force but it leaves one to wonder what is the 'pipe' and take note of the required properties of said 'pipe' when under pressure.

Not to derail the thread but if fascia is held up as a component of aiki it requires much firmer evidence.

Perhaps we should delay the 'how' of aiki until the 'what' of aiki is settled a bit more -particularly if one wishes the list the functions of fascia amongst the hows.

Last edited by Rob Watson : 04-09-2010 at 08:31 PM.

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