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Old 08-03-2013, 08:04 AM   #28
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Re: What is Aiki? Introduction to a method of analyzing Aiki. (Part 3)

One thing that seems common is a bit of understanding that the ground and gravity forces need to be managed in a way that optimizes power/balance, etc. People may use different language to describe it but those two facets seem to underlie what's going on when you drill in.

Where it starts to break down is either the methodology or lack of one to best train the body conditioning along with developing the skill of managing these forces. Most don't talk about how the body needs to connected or the breathing/sounds aspects because it seems a lot of times those pieces may get handed down as a preservation artifact without clear understanding of the body technology it enables OR it's guarded closely as proprietary intellectual property due to its critical contribution to the seeming black box of where everything fits together.
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