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Old 03-10-2013, 10:21 AM   #6
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Re: Moriteru Ueshiba v Christian Tissier

Graham Christian wrote: View Post
Is the wind more powerful than the sea? Does the house picked up by the tornado have more compliance than the house burnt by the fire?

I think some sprinters look very graceful and some look very dynamic and powerful yet on closer inspection both are very powerful and graceful.

I am assuming you're using the metaphor of wind for Moriteru and sea for Tissier (which I really like btw). Forgive me for thinking less poetically but the way I see both is Moriteru seems to be able to blend effortlessly with his uke; his uke almost becoming an extension of himself in a way. There is a beautiful harmonization between them. With Tissier, I can see better where he is taking uke's posture, breaking his balance before executing the technique as well as demonstrating where atemi fits into Aikido, two things as a practitioner of Aiki-Jujutsu I can relate to, as the two principles are very important to good AJJ.
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