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Old 05-13-2013, 05:40 AM   #19
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Re: Investing in loss (yielding)

Lee Salzman wrote: View Post
As Carsten noted, where this is yin there is also yang. When we are neutralizing, we should also entering, not before or after, but rather simultaneously. The neutralization is the entry. Irimi-tenkan.

To bring up a really tired example from the past: imagine a T-shaped peg driven into the ground that can freely swivel. Push on one arm of the T and it receives, and the other one... it issues. Yin and yang. Push on the center of the peg, and there is still... yin and yang, even at the same point of contact.

Not yin, then yang, nor yang, then yin. Yin AND yang, together.

But, if this is the "proper" way to take ukemi, count me in.
That is close to what I described as Aiki a few posts above, but the OP said he wasn't talking about that. He was talking about yielding in an ICMA sense for a period of time to learn to feel what is being applied to you. Sounds like basic Aikido or paired-kata ukemi.
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