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Old 01-12-2013, 02:41 AM   #94
Michael Varin
Dojo: Aikido of Fresno
Join Date: May 2005
Posts: 567
Re: Atemi and Aikido

Asim Hanif wrote:
I'm not sure I understand what you mean by 'reconcile' but boxing gives me a vehicle to study principles that can be applied to my aikido practice. Conversely aikido does the same for boxing.
Reconcile: to bring into agreement or harmony; make compatible or consistent.

Which principles? Are they a perfect match? By the way, I'm not saying that they cannot be. I was just curious about your approach.

Phi Truong wrote:
using Kuroiwa sensei's approach?
Nah. I said beyond mechanics.

That said, I've seen that video before, and do like it quite a bit. I think it has to do with the fact that Kuroiwa is wearing a suit and glasses.

"Through aiki we can feel the mind of the enemy who comes to attack and are thus able to respond immediately." - M. Mochizuki
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