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Old 05-05-2003, 08:21 AM   #45
George S. Ledyard
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Trickery vs Skill?

Lynn Seiser (SeiserL) wrote:
IMHO, subtle more than subliminal gestures can distract or redirect the mind. Atemi as a feint is a good example. Anything that interrupts the pattern. But, trickery is never a substitute for skill.
Lynn, I wasn't sure what you meant here... the ability to use atemi or other movement to control the perception of the attacker IS skill. Because of the connection between intention and action and the necessity for perfect timing in doing this type of technique one simply can't do this type of thing without being skilled. Was I missing something about what you call "trickery"?

George S. Ledyard
Aikido Eastside
Bellevue, WA
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