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Old 11-30-2012, 09:10 AM   #249
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Re: Is aiki a clash of forces?

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Krystal Locke wrote: View Post

Why do so many of the folk who do have IP resist having the skill analyzed? What is it that these folks offer as analysis and explanation? Why is it that some of the IP folks say that yeah, it is just different biomechanics, and others say that biomechanics couldn't possibly explain what they do?
No resistance - but you're late to the party, most of the folks have training it have already gone through the stages of trying to describe it with existing physical models and realized that it doesn't work that well.

That doesn't mean that we don't talk about it - we do all the time, but it doesn't really make sense until you get some hands on.

Of course, biomechanics can potentially explain everything happening in the body at some level, nobody's denying that. I don't think anybody said that it "couldn't possibly explain what they do" unless they're talking about existing models.

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Chris

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