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Old 11-24-2011, 10:40 PM   #13
Dojo: Brisbane Aikido Republic
Join Date: Jun 2004
Posts: 298
Re: Controlling balance of attacker

Mario Tobias wrote: View Post
For me IMHO, it is always finding the "circuit" from nage's hara to uke's hara once the engagement has started. I liken connection to flow of electricity except that in this case it is flow of controlling balance. The challenge is how to complete the hara to hara connection.
I like the circuit idea very much for the transfer of power, its described in the biomechanics world as the 'kinetic chain' and has nice analogies/ relevance for grounding, ground power etc.. It also can be used to highlight how it can be maximised in nage and minimised in uke

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