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Old 03-29-2004, 08:37 PM   #1
Dojo: vermont aikido
Location: vermont
Join Date: Feb 2004
Posts: 31
Aikido- balance or off-balance

The status quo belief in aikido is that aikido is all about off balancing your partner. That's a perfectly obvious and legitimate observation that I accept as a way of thinking about it. My intention is not to debate that in this thread. I would like to know if there are people out there who believe that aikido is about balance. To take that one step further, are there people who believe that all of these things can happen by studying balance rather than off-balance? This doesn't just mean that the nage practices balancing her/hiself, but rather tries to reach a balance of both sides-maybe through a true balance of the one side. If something like this has occurred to you, what do you think about it?

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