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Old 11-29-2011, 05:33 AM   #55
Michael Varin
Dojo: Aikido of Fresno
Join Date: May 2005
Posts: 567
Re: Controlling balance of attacker

Kevin Leavitt wrote:
Agree, the concept of ma-ai is very important and primary focuses on timing and the ability to read subtle clues and shifts. This is a very important aspect of Aikido for sure and one that I think gets marginalized a great deal. There are many instances in which this would come into play and is important, but it also has to be backed up with stuff of alot more substance if whoever you are "reading" and "communicating with decides your "conversation" is one he wishes to change or doesn't speak your "language".
Great point!

"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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