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Old 11-12-2012, 02:22 PM   #11
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Re: Is aiki a clash of forces?

Christian Moses wrote: View Post
Really, really, really, really, really overly simplistic response would be that normal/external would be using "beauty" or "gym" muscles where an internal paradigm would be using support muscles to move/support different parts of the body. In the external model, when you 'relax' you introduce a lot of slack, in the internal model you may be relaxed but still recruited/engaged throughout the body.
Okay, so you believe that professional athletes are not staying relaxed but still recruited/engaged? And this is the difference between "IP" and "EP", or a basic difference anyways?

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