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Old 01-30-2013, 09:32 PM   #5
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Re: experiences in applying a float to waza?

Hunter Lonsberry wrote: View Post

Yes, you get under (it feels as though your effective center of mass is lower than your partner), but there is no physical lowering of the body, and there are a number of different ways in which one can get under, of which I have described at least two. How do you generally teach people how to get under, and when they do, do you see a difference in how various waza are applied?
Yes, I would describe what is done is suwariwaza kokyu ho as a "floating" but you're both sitting on the ground (so you really can't physically get any further under your partner).

I think many Aikido techniques have an element of "floating". I personally don't feel that it's especially "internal" in nature. It does have lot's to do with being able to feel under your partner.

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