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Old 02-01-2012, 11:01 AM   #2
Dojo: Aiki Shoshinkan, Aiki Kenkyukai
Join Date: Oct 2001
Posts: 813
Re: Stop My Technique?

Since I know you've handled guns before I'll think this one out loud.

How does it feel when you hold a loaded weapon as opposed to an empty one?
How does it feel to hold a gun with one in the chamber and the safety off?

The same gun, but the feeling would be different me thinks.

An uke who is switched on will feel different. And uke who is switched off is different. He can also be considered dead. The only meaningful element here would be if uke Is switched on but aggressive or passive.

Aikido can be done physically and it can be done well. It just gets so much better when you can do it with heart that's all. The training that takes place though is to arrive to the point where you let aikido happen instead of doing it.

Draw strength from stillness. Learn to act without acting. And never underestimate a samurai cat.
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