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Old 12-01-2012, 03:28 AM   #258
Mert Gambito
Join Date: Jun 2010
Posts: 202
Re: Is aiki a clash of forces?

Greg Steckel wrote: View Post
Jeez, Mert, now you have to explain what a 'bag of hammers' is . . .

I'm happy to oblige -- and as I'm sure you can vouch for the fact that the clarifications below are sincere vs. tongue in cheek:
  1. "Bag of hammers", in the context above, could (interestingly) be considered a metaphor for a "clash of forces" that occurs when the body does not move as a unified whole, resulting in power not efficiently being generated within, moving through, and/or being expressed by the body.
  2. This is the "bag of hammers" I use for training (I'm still working with the little ones on top, since #1 above tends to be a problem for me), and of course, for fixing things around the house:
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