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Old 11-29-2011, 06:43 AM   #57
Michael Varin
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Re: Controlling balance of attacker

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Carsten Möllering wrote:
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Michael Varin wrote:
The only way to move as you describe, and be non-random, is aiki.
If I see it right, you understand timing as an aspect of aiki?
It really depends on your perspective. I can easily see why Morihei would have said timing was not a factor.

It has nothing to do with anticipating or strategizing, but there is a certain time in which you must be moving.

I think it is more of a question about what moves you.

-Michael
"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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