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Old 10-28-2000, 06:35 AM   #12
George S. Ledyard
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Dojo: Aikido Eastside
Location: Bellevue, WA
Join Date: Jun 2000
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Stae of Potential

akiy wrote:
Hi folks,

So, what's been your latest revelation in your training?

-- Jun
I have started trying to stay in a state of potential when executing techniue. In this state everything is in balance rather than manifesting. Make the "doing" part of the technique be as little as possible as opposed to the "not doing". It is the "not doing part" that is not resistable.

Having trained quite a bit with Gleason Sensei over the last few years I was impressed with his recoiunting of the statement by his teacher Yamaguchi sensei. Yamaguchi Sensei said that the amount of force used in a technique should not be more than just the weight of your arms falling on your partner. I have been trying to get there and it has changed my Aikido dramatically.

George S. Ledyard
Aikido Eastside
Bellevue, WA
Aikido Eastside
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