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Old 03-30-2004, 10:40 AM   #9
mantis
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Re: Aikido- balance or off-balance

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tyler crandall (crand32100) wrote:
are there people who believe that all of these things can happen by studying balance rather than off-balance?
I'm not sure if I understand your question, but it brings this to mind:

Has anyone ever reached for something on a coffee table, and almost fell on top of it, but you try to keep your balance and stand up, but your stuck there? This usually lasts a few seconds, and sometimes ends in a crash.

This is a state of perfect balance, but you can easily be knocked over with just one finger.

In many techniques if you have uke set up with perfect balance (to where he can't move), then it's easy to knock him down.

to get uke to that point, you have to break his balance first.

maybe someone can add some more to this idea.
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