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Old 01-12-2013, 06:36 AM   #95
Brian Beach
Join Date: May 2008
Posts: 73
Re: Atemi and Aikido

Michael Varin wrote: View Post
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.

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.
It's a weird question because he references mechanics in his statement. You are asking "what you mean about something you didn't say."

Our practice of aikido is very much rooted in boxing as well as weapons. Although most of our members do not train specifically in striking, we do try to be mindful of opportunities to strike as well as be struck. That said, it is more important in our training to be aware of the body mechanics involved in boxing, weapons work, and aikido.
Just as you can see the mechanics behind shihonage though the sword you can see the mechanics of maai though striking. Hitting distance is throwing distance. If you aren't in a strong position to strike you aren't in a strong position to throw.
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