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Old 11-30-2012, 07:35 AM   #248
Carl Thompson
 
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Re: Is aiki a clash of forces?

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Carsten Möllering wrote: View Post
Hi Carl

So what did you feel?
I've commented about the encounter on another thread. We can PM if you need more detail.

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Carsten Möllering wrote: View Post
Do you comprehend what I said from your own experience?
Not with regards to Endo Shihan. I get the impression that there is no clash of forces in atari because there is no force to clash. I consider it a sensitivity exercise. I think Sensei may sometimes "talk similar talk", but the walk he is walking is in a completely different direction to what I think the IP/Aiki people are doing. That's not necessarily a bad thing but it's what surprised me about Dan's comment.

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Carl
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