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Old 03-09-2012, 11:03 PM   #3
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Re: Hard and Soft

Wow Ross, this is very wide-ranging, almost like a stream of consciousness. Do you think hard and soft is an eternal dichotomy? In aikido we strive for softness. But for example in Goju-ryu (hard-soft style) karate they believe that you cannot have soft without hard and there is a deliberate and continual flowing from hard to soft or soft to hard.

Thanks for the interesting column.


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