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Old 02-20-2011, 08:16 PM   #9
Mike Sigman
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Re: Defining 3 Basics of Aikido: Kokyu Power

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Tenyu Hamaki wrote: View Post
Greg, Michael,

Here some examples of asymptotic activation in other arts. It's the vibration you see at the end of the staff at strike termination.

from 30 seconds in:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d7Z_xmo2Apg

As I mentioned before it's more often done empty hand in Chinese arts. The vibration, contracted asymptotic activation, is very apparent at strike termination in:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zxxebP0u31g

O Sensei trained exclusively with asymptotes, albeit more in the decontracted. Being the foundation of O Sensei's practice, it needs to be reintroduced if one is really interested in learning Aikido.
Tenyu, are you trying to describe the asymptotic die-off of kinetic energy? That's not an "activation". Hit a fork on the edge of the table and listen to the asymptotic attenuation of noise, for example.

Mike Sigman
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