Then there is a factor given as a major part of Aikido by Ueshiba. Non resistance. Does not oppose or compete and cannot be competed with or opposed. Yet it is active.
So if non resistance is real then competition is actually impossible.
1. the activity of doing something with the goal of outperforming others or winning something
2. an activity in which people try to do something better than others or win something
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I can find only truth in the statement if non resistance is real then competition is actually impossible
The statement though illustrates the same property in this statement: if resistance is real, then competition is possible.
If the person wants to throw you on the ground (win) and you go along with him, no competition! If he wants to throw you on the ground and you resist (so you win), there is competition!
How do those ideas fit in with your aikido practice?