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Old 05-20-2011, 08:56 AM   #29
Dave Forde
Location: Galway
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Re: Frustration with super-soft aikido class

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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.

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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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