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Old 10-12-2012, 07:55 PM   #49
hughrbeyer
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Re: Two centers making a connection or one- in a bujutsu body?

This whole question of NOT connecting center to center, but preventing your opponent from connecting to your center, was THE first big revelation for me when picking up this IS stuff. And it was apparently also significant for my teacher, who has a few more years on the mat than I do. But in practice, it creates the experience of kuzushi-on-contact and in fact makes aikido techniques work without collusion, and without depending particularly on momentum or timing.

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