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Old 07-14-2011, 01:09 PM   #89
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Re: Terms: I.S., I.P., Neijin, Fajin, Aiki, etc.

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Sacha Cloetens wrote: View Post
How comes one minute O' senseis body feels one way and the next minute - at will - it's all soft ?

How come there were "muscles bulging al over his body"
Tensing or flexing makes your muscles makes them harder. Relaxing them makes them softer. Body type size has a lot to do with it. O'sensei was pretty short. If he was over 6 feet tall, it might have been different.

Training all your life is also a major factor. I used to work for a Kung-Fu/Karate shop and the owner was super solid and up there in age.

I saw him balance on one leg and squat down to the ground with the other leg fully extended, then get back up without using his hands or arms.

A lifetime of training and body conditioning is why he can do that.

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-It seems to be all about semantics!
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