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Old 05-20-2011, 07:56 AM   #29
Dave Forde
Location: Galway
Join Date: Dec 2009
Posts: 11
Re: Frustration with super-soft aikido class

jester wrote: View Post
Is connection the same thing as timing? I assume it is but I've never heard it explained as connection. Just having correct timing.

my understanding of connection is that if you grab you are not grabbing an arm you are grabbing the whole person and you are grabbing with your whole body. just like a boxers punch starts from his toes if you like.
my teacher has a saying that sums it up for me 'when your are grabbed - who's grabbing who?' by that he means can the other person let go of you, can he kick or punch? and when I try to let go of him there are consequences . timing is related but slightly different but still vital i reckon if one is to blend and 'connect' with uke.
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