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Old 12-05-2011, 08:55 PM   #129
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Dojo: Aunkai, Tokyo
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Re: "stance of heaven (and earth)" and IS

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Ken McGrew wrote: View Post
Aikido is about freedom. It is the most free of all martial arts because it is about refusing to engage with the fight.
I dunno, you could say that about almost any martial art. And Ark gives plenty of demos where you don't harm the guy and use the same skill to avoid "conflict."
Same could be said about Taiji exponents uprooting or bouncing a person (that's being nice). Come to think of it, you could say that for most "internal" CMAs, and a number of other MAs as well.
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