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Old 07-13-2009, 01:39 AM   #7
Charles Hill
Dojo: Numazu Aikikai/Aikikai Honbu Dojo
Location: Three Lakes WI/ Mishima Japan
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 837
Re: Attention & Intention - Receiving and Projecting

Ahmad Abas wrote: View Post
I have trouble digesting the analogy of the drag race where the aikidoka is holding back a charge through 'braking' instead of surrendering his body and intention to everything.
Hi Ahmad,

If I understand Mr Ledyard's metaphor correctly, the aikidoka is not "braking" himself, the brake is his/her partner's intention. When the partner's intention goes off, you naturally move forward into the space where the intention formerly was.
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