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Old 10-26-2011, 01:11 PM   #1601
Janet Rosen
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Re: Aikido does not work at all in a fight.

Alex Lawrence wrote: View Post
If we're working from static we're really not using uke's weight and momentum; what we're doing is using our energy to disturb his centre; this is Aikido..
That's not typical of the aikido I've been practicing in a variety of dojos over the past 16 years.
Uke is making a dynamic attack; my disturbing of his center is in that context.
If uke is static, there isn't much need for us to do much but stand there and smile at each other.

Janet Rosen
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