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Old 02-04-2004, 06:11 AM   #12
Jason Tonks
Dojo: Bracknell Ellis School of Traditonal Aikido
Join Date: Jun 2002
Posts: 71
I feel Nick alluded to the correct perception of an opponent. The ancient masters I believe called it "looking to the mountain and beyond." It applies to facing an unarmed opponent as well. The feeling is one of absorbing the opponent's spirit with your own and taking his mind. Your looking through him as if he is no threat. Difficult as with all these things to put into words; has to be felt.

All the best

Jason T
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