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Old 04-14-2012, 12:47 PM   #49
Dojo: Both Hands Clapping
Location: Albuquerque, NM
Join Date: Mar 2012
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Re: Aikido and the Floating Bridge of Heaven

Christopher Li wrote: View Post, I've seen plenty of frail folks get picked on or beat up. Just take a look at nature - the weak ones in the herd get cut out first, all imagination aside.


Not every frail person is a 'breather" (vaguely meaning totally accepting of the present moment). Just as there are a plethora of 'energetics' who fear the present moment, the same can be said of 'frails'

I like to frame it as the old samurai/zen story of the bad-ass and the monk ... "I'm the one that could run you through without a thought" and "I'm the one who could be run through without a thought" Of course the bad ass withdraws (not much of a story otherwise).

Jim Redel BHC Aikido
"The universe, aikido, the mind - both hands clapping!"
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