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Old 01-29-2015, 12:54 AM   #41
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Re: Aikido: Striking all along?

Jonathan Hay wrote: View Post
Well, this is one focus, but not the only one - or even necessarily the primary one - of Aikido. And how do you see the "energy of a situation" brought back into balance with, say, a knock-out punch to the face of your attacker, or a neck-breaking throw of your enemy?
Attacker lying on the ground unconscious is no longer attacking and therefore no longer contributing negative energy to the world.

Or, if you prefer more precise terminology, all of his kinetic energy has dissipated harmlessly.

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