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Old 11-28-2012, 03:39 PM   #217
Mary Eastland
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Re: Is aiki a clash of forces?

Erick Mead wrote: View Post
The blades of scissors are opposing forces that clash, and collide in a sense, but if they actually impact one another they jam and are obviously working wrong. They have a still point of connection where one is fixed and the other in rotation -- and a moving point of connection that advances on a line. Their action is soft, connected, meshing, blended and they do not harm one another at all, --- but they destroy anything that comes between them.
What a profound description. Thank you.

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