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Old 08-26-2004, 08:30 AM   #17
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Re: Article: Live Movement and Dead Movement by Chuck Clark

Intent is very interesting. From the chinese martial arts 'intent' is necessary to do effective strikes to meridians. However as part of the zen/aikido philosophy of defence, aren't we suppossed to be without intent? Intent certainly leads the body, but should this intent arise from directed thought, or from our natural responsiveness to events. Sounds esoteric but I think it is important.

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