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Old 01-26-2013, 12:40 PM   #8
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Re: Playing with Others

Horning in here... Krystal, I resonated with what Janet was saying but not with your mapping it back to church. What I see happening in the midst of an Aikido technique is an exchange of energy/feedback/ki/woo with uke that guides the development of the technique. (And this exchange still exists even in the IS context, but if you want to know about that, follow up in the IS forum.) From at or before the moment of first contact, I'm feeling and responding to how uke is responding to my movement and adjusting my movement to stay ahead of them. So it's interpersonal at the physical/intuitive level rather than at the persona/emotional level, which is what you might get at church.

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