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Old 01-31-2012, 11:48 PM   #361
David Orange
Dojo: Aozora Dojo
Location: Birmingham, AL
Join Date: Feb 2006
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Re: "The goal is not to throw"

Phi Truong wrote: View Post
... aikido dojos (what is the plural of dojo, is it doji or doja or dooh? )

Phi Truong wrote: View Post 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.
And that's judo, exactly. The difference is that taiji develops the internal powers even when you don't know it's doing it. So the technique application is a good bit different from most modern aikido and a lot of modern taiji as well.

Phi Truong wrote: View Post
it's the mindset that needs changing first. it should view at a continuous problem solving process.

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