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Old 12-10-2002, 04:57 AM   #12
Tim Griffiths
Dojo: Nes Ziona Aikikai
Location: Suzhou, China
Join Date: Aug 2001
Posts: 188
Damien Bohler (shadow) wrote:
.... we train from a static grip all the time...
Why's that?
...chess after all is a competition between two people.
In principle, yes, but for me the the feeling of the midgame is very much like aikido or sticky-hands practice - you move to his weaker areas, away from his stronger areas, and he does the same to you. The feeling of 'mushin' - not being attached to any particular strategy, tactic or technique, seems similar to me between the two.

Of course, this doesn't apply just to aikido.


If one makes a distinction between the dojo and the battlefield, or being in your bedroom or in public, then when the time comes there will be no opportunity to make amends. (Hagakure)
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