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Old 06-27-2011, 02:28 PM   #59
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Re: What Is Your Frame Of Reference For Understanding Aikido?

Does anyone else studying Aikido try and use as little power as possible? It seems like this should be the end goal.

A lot of discussion about power/strength ki etc. but if you really understand the art, shouldn't you not need to use it?

I threw a guy at a party by only a slight touch. I could have used power but didn't find it necessary. Isn't this true Aikido?

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-It seems to be all about semantics!
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