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Old 06-03-2013, 04:29 PM   #11
Robert Cowham
Dojo: East Sheen Aikido and Kashima No Tachi
Location: London, UK
Join Date: Jul 2000
Posts: 279
Re: Rei and Controlled Violence

Peter Rehse wrote: View Post
I see what you mean by paradox and perhaps Ellis can shed light on the meaning within Araki Ryu, but I don't see a particular contradiction. Even within the act of a "formal" bow you should still maintain zanshin including an awareness of all that is happening and has the potential to happen.
I enjoyed various things in the recent video of Ellis:

The zanshin at the start amongst the reiho is striking.
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