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Old 04-26-2010, 03:13 AM   #431
Michael Varin
Dojo: Aikido of Fresno
Join Date: May 2005
Posts: 567
Re: Video definitions, "Aiki" and other terms.

Josh Phillipson wrote:
For instance this<
Anything you could offer about his movement that reminded you of? In any way, is there anything aiki about it? I, honestly could not say; but would guess no. you?
I've never seen a human move so fast. At any point, Is he doing a 'power release', or is it always an external movement?

I had forgotten how frightening Mike Tyson was. I was a huge Tyson fan in the 80's. Not only was he incredibly quick, but so powerful.

There is no aiki there because he is working in isolation, but I doubt any internal expert could handle what Tyson was bringing, or produce results that are even approaching what he displayed.

And that's not a slight on any one. Tyson has a level of talent, genetic ability that 99.9% of us don't have access to.

That's why Teddy Atlas (the trainer in that clip) brought a gun when he confronted Tyson about his behavioral problems.

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