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Old 08-30-2004, 08:04 PM   #18
Chuck Clark
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Re: Article: Live Movement and Dead Movement by Chuck Clark

Hi Ian,

I just returned from Greensboro and it was a great weekend. Your point is a good one and is important of course. At some point we can achieve that naturalness of intent from our direct experience and the actualization of that intent. Ki, ken, tai ichi is a phrase used many budo systems and means something similar to your "natural responsiveness". I agree with you. If you think you're doing this though, you're not. If you try to "turn it on" or "do it" ... it is impossible. It just happens.

Chuck Clark
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