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Old 02-23-2008, 04:25 PM   #118
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Re: Strategy and Aikido

Kevin Leavitt wrote: View Post
...Blending doesn't seem to resolve anything at all. Yes, you avoid the bull, but he is still "in the fight".
I've been thinking about this some more in terms of the . Please someone correct me if I'm wrong, but I believe includes the method of entry/connection; includes the method of remaining connected/musubi and blending; and includes the method of gaining complete control (an explosive or exponential quality), usually by way of pin or projection. They're incomplete concepts in my mind, but with what I'm able to apply, they make me think blending ( ) is part of the formula. That for aikiwaza to happen, there must be that in which the harmonized/blended force of nage is explosive or somehow exponentially increased in nature; which happens through the musubi/connection.
...Maybe a bit abstract...

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