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Old 07-29-2013, 01:53 PM   #8
Cady Goldfield
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Re: What is Aiki? Introduction to a method of analyzing Aiki. (Part 3)

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I don't think his vagueness is intentional, as some of the things he states are absolutely misleading.
What would they be?
For one thing, and most glaring - the focus on the hands, without any mention of the rest of the body's role in aiki. The hands do have a role, but they are not the root of aiki. You can select other body extremities -- hip, shoulder, even the head -- as a point of contact; the hands are not the source. He makes a verrrry vague allusion that aiki actually comes from elsewhere, but he's like a prestidigitator distracting the audience from what he is really doing, by drawing their attention elsewhere.
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