Thread: Kuzushi
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Old 11-17-2011, 12:37 PM   #2
graham christian
Dojo: golden center aikido-highgate
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Re: Kuzushi

Hi Ross.
I agree with your views here. I actually feel when I see ukes flailing around when the teacher is making them fly up and down that the misiing bit a lot of times is the students being taught how to keep centered etc.

I actually teach it this way (regarding kuzushi); I explain that the aim is not to take their balance it's actually an action of restoration. Restoring the attacker back to balance and harmony.

My simplicity is this: A person attacking, being angry or upset, mad or violent, etc. is already unbalanced and your job in Aikido is to bring them back to a better condition. So for me it's restoring kuzushi. Quite the opposite of the norm.

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