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Old 10-04-2012, 12:15 AM   #29
David Orange
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Re: More on Aikido and the Floating Bridge of Heaven

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Dan Harden wrote: View Post
Nope. It won't work in the human body to produce anyone who would stand out and be fully recognized as having any unusual power whatsoever.
When I look at that model now, I don't see it as I did before. It looked like what I thought the process was at the time, but since then, and since reading the floating bridge material and working with those ideas, this model appears as a general abstraction of principles of stress in a cylinder...only abstractly related to the human body. And when you try to relate it to Ueshiba's statements about amenominakanushi, the relevance of this model to me just disappears.

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