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Old 11-09-2012, 09:45 AM   #2
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Re: Is aiki a clash of forces?

Hunter Lonsberry wrote: View Post
You can probably guess my thoughts based off this post.

Is aiki a "clashing" of forces, much like a Newton's Cradle? Well reading the characters which make up the word aiki would indicate otherwise. In a clash of forces, no mixing really occurs, one set of energy overcomes the other, yet much of what we see in practice is a clash where momentum, explosive power, or big redirecting movements, overcome an incoming force of an attacker . Likewise, aiki isn't cooperative where one yields to the other by choice.

So then how exactly does one create aiki without using momentum, explosive power, or redirecting movements?

How does one blend/mix their own energy without these three things?
Maybe use redirecting energy without external movement

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