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Old 04-01-2010, 10:58 PM   #28
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Re: Internal Power (AIKI?)-- Players and Haters

Kevin Leavitt wrote: View Post
For example up at your dojo Mike Sigman "hit" me in the chest in such a way that it essentially provided no proprioceptive feedback until the point of impact which was a tremendous amount of force
Hi Kevin, it might not be universally clear why you brought up the "hit" in relation to be asked about aiki. I'm sure we can all see the martial utility of that, and my personal opinion is that it is strongly related to aiki, but I doubt that I would have seen the relationship to aiki several years ago.
So do you also have any "experience reports" on more classically aiki ideas, like being made to lose balance on contact, or having your power base drained, or something like that?
Thanks for sharing.
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