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Old 08-22-2012, 10:25 AM   #23
Chris Li
 
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Re: Uncommitted Attacks & "Competition-style" Attacks

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Janet Rosen wrote: View Post
I respectfully disagree.
Stepping back and doing nothing else is energetically and physically inviting further attack while doing absolutely nothing to enhance your own position.
I agree - nothing wrong with avoidance per se, but it does very little to change your position.

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合気は常に前に出る
"Aiki always moves forward"
---Sokaku Takeda
I think that there is a tendency in Aikido to think of non-resistance as avoidance and retreat - but it really isn't.

Best,

Chris

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