ze'ev erlich wrote:
In my opinion, five elements must exist in the basic techniques of Aikido...of course there are many more but these five are the most essential during first years of practice.
what do you think?
[Edited by ze'ev erlich on September 15, 2000 at 03:14pm]
Although I'm only mentioning two basic elements of technique, both have supporting conditions. As an example, relax completely, my first element, assumes that the Aikidoka has the other three basic principles as chillzATL mentioned in his message.
1. Relax Completely (Mind/Body Coordination)
2. Take Up Slack (Leading)
To put this into a statement:
Aikido technique is leading with mind/body coordination.
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