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Old 05-23-2004, 01:39 PM   #6
George S. Ledyard
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Re: Poll: Would initiating a technique as nage go against your own aikido philosophy?

I was just watching some old films of Hikitsuchi in which he emphasises repeatedly that one doesn't wait for an attack in Aikido. Nage initiates the movement (this is distinct from what Lynn mentioned about not initiating the agression).

George S. Ledyard
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