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Old 02-02-2009, 08:29 PM   #25
Rob Watson
Location: CA
Join Date: Sep 2005
Posts: 697
Re: Who Sez O'Sensei Was Wise!

George Ledyard says

"Science has no way to explain how Vladimir Vasiliev can mess with your nervous system to the point at which you can't stand up after he takes you down. Or how Mikhail Ryabko can merely touch you and you collapse into a heap. No explanation exists for how Okamoto Sensei can get you to shift balance from across the mat when you aren't even looking at him."

Herein lies part of the problem. For those who have not experienced the phenomena that cannot be explained (whether by science or other belief system) there is simply disbelief unless we choose not to disbelieve - one option leaves us open to work on something while the other closes the door. Many prefer the comfort of a well closed door.

I firmly believe that science can explain the effects above. It just takes time and effort- much like anything of value.
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