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Old 05-25-2011, 05:35 AM   #20
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Re: Understanding Aikido

Graham Christian wrote: View Post
I too get people to feel where the body wants to go or I want to go and thus find the path of non-resistance. Feeling is also communication wouldn't you say?
I often conceptualize/visualize that my structural alignment (foot to center) are like the rear and front sights on a riffle and plot the trajectory through my training partner's center to the point on the ground I want them to (safely) land. Aiming where they are not supported by structure (kuzushi points). Intent is like pulling the trigger.

Yes I agree that the kinesthetic/energetic sense (feelings) is a great form of communication. Though I am not that good at it. Especially the the subtleties of Aikido where if either of us feeling it (too much) I am not doing Aiki.

Thanks for continuing the conversation.

Lynn Seiser PhD
Yondan Aikido & FMA/JKD
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