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Old 09-12-2012, 10:09 AM   #131
Kevin Leavitt
 
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Re: Don’t waste your time practicing AIKIDO

I work hard at trying to reduce proprioceptive responses or triggers out of uke or opponents. I personally think that when people speak of "non-resistance" this is what they mean. you can be resistive, combative, and move forward in a fight, taking up space, slack, and control, while not giving your opponent the ability to orient, fix, or anchor on anything in particular.

For me, the phrase "non-resistance" goes in that bucket of useless, meaningless words that people use that offer little or no help to actually understanding what they are doing or trying to do. I throw "just move your hips", and "move from your hara", and such phrases in that same category. They sound good, everyone goes..yeah...I understand, but few can actually provide you the means to actually understand what is going on or what the phrase means or translate that into a physical practice.

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