View Single Post
Old 05-19-2010, 03:45 PM   #51
niall
  AikiWeb Forums Contributing Member
 
niall's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2010
Posts: 394
Japan
Offline
Re: Using less force on a smaller person w/o being patronizing

Quote:
Basia Halliop wrote: View Post
What if you do the technique 'right' in such a way that it doesn't require almost any force -- then you increase the force without changing how you're doing it -- wouldn't you then get a throw that is correct and crazily powerful? That's what it feels like to me, anyway, when some people (Sensei, sempais, etc) throw me...
No you get a throw that is less powerful. Try it then ask the uke. We have to lose power to become powerful. And the power we have to use is breath power not muscle power.

we can make our minds so like still water, and so live for a moment with a clearer, perhaps even with a fiercer life
w b yeats


aikiweb blog|wordpress blog
  Reply With Quote