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Old 09-20-2012, 03:08 PM   #23
Chris Li
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Re: Sumo: light vs heavy and IS?

Chris Hein wrote: View Post
Being connected isn't an effect, it's a state of being. Effect denotes a change, being connected just is, the realization of this connection is the difference that is the foundation of what I would call Aiki.

You could be on boat your whole life and not realize that you're cruising down a river. The second you realize it doesn't change (have an effect on) the fact that you're on the boat. It does however mean that you can now hop off the boat, or swim along side it, or notice/look at the boat.
Wouldn't you call:

I would say he used Aiki because he made his attackers intention and action (ki) fit together (ai) with his own intention and actions.
Effecting a change?



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