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Old 08-25-2011, 05:03 PM   #78
graham christian
Dojo: golden center aikido-highgate
Location: london
Join Date: Oct 2010
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Re: The two body/mind concepts of Japanese Martial Arts.

[/quote] Bujutsu has to do with the clarity and the success of the technique. Through the study of technique we
discover and experience the unity of mind-heart, body, and ki, which develops intuitive action coming from
a state of no-mind or no thought. Natural power is developed in the hips (koshi) together with ki and breath
(kokyu) „Especially to learn to be able to sense the intent and movement of the partner before they move,"
(O-Sensei) leading to the ability to lead or guide the attacker.[quote]

By Peter Shapiro sensei.

Nice to hear someone else talking my language.

Think I'll go research and find some more.

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