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Old 05-18-2007, 06:40 AM   #10
Stefan Stenudd
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Opening the door

I also regard taisabaki, the evasive step, as a fundamental thing in aikido. It should not be done as a way of escaping the attack, though, but as a way of letting it through - like opening the door for someone. Then, the taisabaki movement is exactly where the energies of uke and tori are joined ( ), and the situation is changed from one of attack-defense into, well, a kind of dance

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