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Old 11-29-2011, 06:02 AM   #53
Michael Varin
Dojo: Aikido of Fresno
Join Date: May 2005
Posts: 567
Re: Controlling balance of attacker

Nice post, Mario.

I believe the point you made above is critical.

The only way to move as you describe, and be non-random, is aiki.

When facing a weapon as devastating as a sword, this skill/ability is so much more important than the "IP/IT/IS" skills that we see discussed so often on these forums (which, of course, are not unimportant in and of themselves).

"Through aiki we can feel the mind of the enemy who comes to attack and are thus able to respond immediately." - M. Mochizuki
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