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Old 02-24-2011, 01:35 PM   #11
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Re: Ikeda's videos, my video, your video. Kuzushi on contact.

Hi Ledyard Sensei, I agree completely. My idea is that the specific things that are happening to uke in my vid (which are kind of indirect effects of what my body is doing, rather than completely planned movements) are caused by force interactions that I need to become familiar with. I use the static interaction to do that. With that familiarity and "feel" of what it is like to connect, I want to be able to do more interesting things. As you said here:

George S. Ledyard wrote: View Post
But for that to be true I need to understand how to organize m,y structure properly to give direction to the energy of the attack.
Static technique is about creating these connections in ones body and understanding how they function to create different direction when contact is made.
So.. considering that I feel like your post is in fact stating my own views and training strategy-- do you think my video lines up (in a beginner-level way) with my words (ie, with your words)?
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