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Old 12-02-2011, 11:05 PM   #25
Ken McGrew
Dojo: Aikido at UAB
Location: Birmingham, Alabama
Join Date: May 2006
Posts: 202
Re: O Sensei observation

Katherine Derbyshire wrote: View Post
And you are creating a contradiction where there is none.

Yes, of course O Sensei did different things to fit the situation. But all of those things were driven by the same fundamental principles.

I never had the opportunity to train with O Sensei, but I'll bet the people who did would say that his off-side arm, "dangling" or not, was about as "dead" as a lightning bolt.

The principle of Aiki which means absolute non-resistance, manifested in timing, body positioning, leading, blending, Etc.
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