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Old 12-08-2011, 06:56 PM   #3
Dojo: Aiki Kurabu
Location: Elizabethtown, PA
Join Date: Jun 2004
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Re: Rethinking the meaning of various phrases in light of "aiki"

Yes, the term 'non-resistance', IMO, fits very nicely in the model of Aiki we are pursuing - we don't avoid the force, we connect and blend with it internally and make it one force that is controlled within by you - this approach can also be viewed as blending as well - but it does not involve moving to physically blend with an attack - it is all part of you - once 'blended' with the external force, you can move, stay static, or a combination of both - the beauty is that the two are one now and it is your choice to do whatever - uke ceases to exists and essentially comes along for the ride. Of course, YMMV

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