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Old 03-25-2013, 08:52 PM   #10
Cady Goldfield
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Re: Kokyu - Ueshiba vs. Sagawa

Looks to me like Sagawa is using aiki-sage to capture and control his uke's centers of mass and balance, and Ueshiba is using aiki-age to do same. Photos can't provide much information, but it's the impression I got, FWIW. Aiki-sage does involve a certain degree of compression, but "inflation" and "deflation" or "pressurization" and "depressurization" are not terms applicable to aiki, at least not in the sense that they have been used in this thread.
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