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Old 10-23-2012, 11:42 AM   #243
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Re: VoE: AWASE - The Principle of AIKI

Woah, time machine thread!

Quite a few years ago I was watching an Iaido demo with my friend Scott Irey (all around miscreant and pretty good Iaidoka). Some of the folks had some dynamic movement, but it was pretty meh. Scott leaned over to me and said (paraphrasing), "See, they're all stuck on the postures. They're just moving from posture to posture. If you were taking photographs, it would look OK, but there's nothing in between the separate postures. The meat of the art is what leads you from posture to posture, not the posture itself."

Tru dat. Most of us are hopelessly caught by the posture. We have no ability to even see what happens between them. It's a mummers farce.

/still waiting for Chris Li to get around to "the cross of aiki" or whatever it actually said.

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