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Old 04-17-2010, 12:55 AM   #275
Michael Varin
Dojo: Aikido of Fresno
Join Date: May 2005
Posts: 567
Re: Video definitions, "Aiki" and other terms.

Regarding Bill Gleason's video part 2:
David Orange wrote:
I did the very exercise linked above with him and his movement does compel. The effects on uke are the result of his keeping a steady, light pressure on nage while nage moves.
Hmm? I guess my perceptive abilities aren't that bad after a paltry 10 years.

And considering I was able to describe exactly how uke was being affected just by watching the video, I guess video isn't that useless after all.

Who would've thought?

"Through aiki we can feel the mind of the enemy who comes to attack and are thus able to respond immediately." - M. Mochizuki