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Old 10-02-2012, 05:45 PM   #105
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Re: Sumo: light vs heavy and IS?

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Christopher Li wrote: View Post
The literal translation is that technique "comes into being" or "is born" - maybe I should have used that, the imagery is a little richer.

Anyway, it seems clear to me that he's not talking about "doing" or "applying" a technique, but is talking about something that is created spontaneously from his condition or state of being.

Tada seems to imply that this is automatic movement conditioned by repeated kata training - but I tend to think that approach goes too far down the wrong path, if that's what he's thinking.

Best,

Chris
That is the way I understand it - a true technique is a result of the moment and cannot be duplicated exactly because a moment is unique and is gone in...well, a moment

Greg
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