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Old 04-13-2010, 03:33 AM   #184
Michael Varin
Dojo: Aikido of Fresno
Join Date: May 2005
Posts: 567
Re: Video definitions, "Aiki" and other terms.

David Orange wrote:
Meanwhile, I'd say the clips of William Gleason, posted earlier in the thread, are excellent examples of what you describe. He looks like he's caught the drift and I don't think his uke exaggerates.
Sticking with the theme of definitions, I would say that depends on what your definition of "exaggerates" is

They are facilitating his demonstration. There is absolutely nothing wrong with that, but it must be recognized for what it is.

So depending on exactly what you choose to believe is being demonstrated, you may well find that it is being exaggerated.

"Through aiki we can feel the mind of the enemy who comes to attack and are thus able to respond immediately." - M. Mochizuki