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Old 04-23-2013, 12:54 AM   #21
Michael Varin
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Re: Can we see that aikido is all over the place in MMA?

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I've been convinced that aiki is different from technique.
Of course aiki is different from technique.

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The technique is jujutsu (as Mochizuki considered aikido to be). There's no surprise that some cognates of these techniques show up throughout every fighting art. Timing and techniques can be extremely effective.

But aiki is not "timing and technique"--even blending, non-resistant technique.
Ju is not technique either.

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I'm convinced that aiki actually is a body skill independent from movement.
How would you describe it? What are its qualities? What distinguishes it from other skills?

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"Aikido technique" is form.

Aiki is formless.
Agreed. Do you think the formless must always be manifested in form?

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Interesting that, after all Dan Richards' explanations of what aiki, IP and IS are, after meeting Howard, he's thinking of going back to judo.

That is the meaning of "It has to be felt."
Unless you know something the rest of of don't, I think you might want to read the thread more carefully. Dan Richards started the thread. Richard Stevens is the guy who is thinking about going back to judo.

-Michael
"Through aiki we can feel the mind of the enemy who comes to attack and are thus able to respond immediately." - M. Mochizuki
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