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Old 05-23-2004, 12:41 PM   #5
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Re: Poll: Would initiating a technique as nage go against your own aikido philosophy?

If by "initiating" you mean "intent", then "initiating" towards someone who had no "intent" of "initiating" towards me would go against my Aikido philosophy.

But, if I sense their "intent" to "initiate" and my timing is better because I beat them to the punch (pun intended), then its very congruent.

Lynn Seiser PhD
Yondan Aikido & FMA/JKD
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