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Old 10-31-2010, 06:32 PM   #9
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Re: What's With All the Pushing?

The flip side, however, is when folks search after these "things" that are supposedly not in other martial arts, or these "these" things by which Aikido can supposedly distinguish itself from other arts, they often rely on training contexts that more akin to "green houses" than they are to any kind of martial understanding. For example, they search for and cultivate "connection" but only within settings wherein the nage/uke dynamic ignores and/or violates tactical validity and/or even the original idealized physical setting.

Personally, I'd rather have folks pushing and pulling than doing the latter - if I had to choose the lesser of two evils.

David M. Valadez
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