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Old 10-28-2000, 11:38 AM   #14
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Re: Stae of Potential

George S. Ledyard wrote:

Yamaguchi Sensei said that the amount of force used in a technique should not be more than just the weight of your arms falling on your partner.
Right on right on right on!!!

I would add to that by saying that -in part- this is because it's the "setup" that's most important at the technical level - meaning, if the process leading up to the technique is "correct" then the actual execution of the technique should take almost nothing at all, it is the natural outcome of that process.

Larry Novick
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ACE Aikido
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