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Old 05-16-2012, 11:40 PM   #2
Michael Varin
Dojo: Aikido of Fresno
Join Date: May 2005
Posts: 567
Re: So where is your weight?

Hello Hunter,

I thought I was going to be able to brag about my low body fat percentage but. . .

I try to keep my weight as low as possible. Preferably in the feet or even in the ground (that's tough though).

The direction is as near vertical, once it gets below the knee, as I can manage. I have it committed in this direction to help me align with gravity and to use the power from my connection to the ground.

The result on my partner varies, as I am not perfect. Sometimes not much happens, sometimes I have a great effect on them. However, they can most often feel the difference from when I am using horizontal movement and tension, so that seems to be a positive.

Nice thread. . . Hope it stays productive.

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