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Old 01-30-2012, 11:58 AM   #352
Dojo: Charlotte Aikikai Agatsu Dojo
Join Date: Aug 2007
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Re: "The goal is not to throw"

David Orange wrote: View Post
I never saw anyone use throwing stars or the claw hands, but most everything else.
you guys don't use iron claws?
your aikido stuffs must not be very good then

i think the problem with aikido (ok, one of the many problems) is the training paradigm of nage-uke setup. the nake/uke setup dictates a winner/loser scenario whether we want to admit it or not. it creates a subconscious idea of struggle and resolution. if you want to mess up the mind of aikido folks, ask nage to initiate the attack and finish uke off with an aikido technique. just that alone would messing up folks at most aikido dojos (what is the plural of dojo, is it doji or doja or dooh? )

so if you look at the taiji push-hand paradigm (taiji has its own problems too), there is no nage or uke. both person started out as equal and proceed to see which one can exploit the other person's weaknesses (mine are foods and women, not necessary in that order), then learn how to deal with the weaknesses, so both person ended up learning through the process.

it's the mindset that needs changing first. it should view at a continuous problem solving process.

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