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Old 12-02-2011, 05:55 AM   #92
Dojo: Charlotte Aikikai Agatsu Dojo
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Re: "stance of heaven (and earth)" and IS

Ken McGrew wrote: View Post
It is impossible to move without shifting weight from one foot to the next.
not hard. any junior grade taekwondo can do it. not only they can move without shifting weight, they can throw kick at the same time. it's their specialty.

It is impossible to move quickly without lifting one leg, or both legs, completely off the ground.
fall forward on your face would do it. folks in wheel chair can move pretty well too.

All this internal magic stuff seems to equal not moving. What if the attacker has a knife? A sword? Multiple attackers? Multiple attackers with weapons. Sorry for the intrusion of reality.
*off topics warning*

them internal folks really get into your space aren't they to cause so much reaction on your part? look liked they already took your space and you are in the process of defending back. in aikido, when an opponent took your space and you have to react, what does that call? what you don't realized is that many of those folks know a lot about edge weapons and multiple attackers than you realized. take Dan for example, do you know that he's a blade smith? another gentleman is a sword polisher and other stuffs. quite a few have done weapon based koryu arts. one gentleman is the current head of a koryu art. these folks have a tremendous wealth of knowledge and experience that offered up for the asking, if the asking is courteous and respectful. you know the whole "stealing techniques" thingy is really about paying attention to details and talk less.

a bit more off the topic, but a piece of unsolicited advise. one thing i learned from working in corporate america is that you don't piss off folks, because they could be your managers one of these days.

"budo is putting on cold, wet, sweat stained gi with a smile and a snarl" - your truly
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