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Old 03-15-2013, 12:11 PM   #20
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Re: relaxing during technique - how?

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Dan Richards wrote: View Post
Lax = not giving a shit. Re-lax = go back to not giving a shit.
Yes agreed.

I thought I was relaxed when people told me I wasn't. Didn't do me a lot of good either.

Like so many things in Aikido, perhaps we become relaxed by not creating tension and effort. Its not what we do, its the by-product of not-doing. So hard to learn.

IMHO, I always want to give a shit - apathy is not detachment. Its a choice in how I express my my giving a shit.

So many things only back sense when we look back after learning them.

Lynn Seiser PhD
Yondan Aikido & FMA/JKD
We do not rise to the level of our expectations, but fall to the level of our training. Train well. KWATZ!
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