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Old 10-12-2012, 06:30 PM   #71
David Orange
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Re: More on Aikido and the Floating Bridge of Heaven

Erick Mead wrote: View Post
Technically, because a dynamic is no longer a potential.
Why would it be a dynamic if there's no movement?

Erick Mead wrote: View Post
That's what potential means. In-yo operates in continuously complementary potential/dynamic. When a yo potential becomes dynamic -- it loses its potential, but the yin potential increases in inverse proportion until the yo dynamic is either exhausted or stopped - at which time yin potential is instantly and fully available. If one dynamic reaches any limit (i.e. -is stopped at any point) it simply returns instantly to the release the opposite potential into its dynamic, the same as when you reach the limit of the body's own extension in various aiki taiso. The actual spatial extension of limbs or the action is irrelevant -- as the pulse exercise shows.
I'm not sure it's coming through to the physical world, Erick.

Your clip looks a little...koshi-centric, we might say.

Do you see that?


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