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Old 03-08-2013, 08:54 PM   #3
Janet Rosen
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Re: How to Receive Another's Power?

Being relaxed or soft is NOT being a noodle and letting incoming energy overwhelm you.

What I consider relaxed continual extension - also called extending ki or projecting energy or being large or whatever - is relaxed but forward, and there are aikido partner practices (including but by no means limited to "ki testing") for being able to maintain this relaxed extension in the face of incoming energy or while appearing to yield because you are also choosing to move backwards.

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