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Old 05-26-2013, 02:19 PM   #133
Carsten Möllering
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Re: The Fear of Power

I am talking about a partner not willing to cooperate. It means, not moving if is not necessary. For example, in judo, you are able to perform techniques as many as you wish with a partner who is just standing and doing nothing.
I experienced this to be a very interisting, and what's more, a very usefull way of practice.

'Martial' means war. Same with 'bu' from a two-syllable japanese word "budo". What does it mean: "Aikido is a martial art and if one is training seriously it works"? Do you hurt each other?
The old japanese budō also don't hurt their partner during training. It was importnant to not do the job of the maybe enemy at home while preparing for battle. ;-)
I think it's crucial whether you actually could hurt or not an opponent?

Last edited by akiy : 05-28-2013 at 12:12 PM. Reason: Fixed quote tag
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