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Old 08-02-2009, 05:49 PM   #1
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Body/Hand Polarity?

Hi all,

I was just reading Bruce Baker's post on women in aikido/polarity, and it got me thinking about this theory...

I have been trying to get some info on body/hand polarity, but every time I ask, it seems that people just want to argue about whether it works or not. Before we get to that, here is my question: Is there any agreement on what parts of the hand/body are SAID to be positive (yang) or negative (yin):

1. Right fist (male): Positive or negative?
2. Right palm (male): Postive or negative?
3. Left side of body (male): Positive or negative?

Any answers to what the theory says these are would be great, BEFORE getting into whether it works...

Thank you!
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Old 08-02-2009, 09:33 PM   #2
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Re: Women in aikido/body polarity

I don't know how to answer your question, but why do you title it about women and then ask about the male? I realize that by determining/confirming the male you will know the female, but...

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Old 08-03-2009, 10:02 AM   #3
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Re: Women in aikido/body polarity

Hi Ashley,

Only because that was the context Bruce Baker brought it up in...

Any answers, anyone?
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Old 08-03-2009, 11:05 AM   #4
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Re: Women in aikido/body polarity

Ah, okay. I look forward to reading what others say since I am pretty ignorant about this.

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Old 08-03-2009, 12:52 PM   #5
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Re: Body/Hand Polarity?

On a matter of history: The left side is always deemed as negative or secretive throughout eastern cultures. The right is always deemed as the opposite. There's a reason we call things that are correct "Right".
This is also one of the reasons you don't find a left handed swordsman in traditional Budo sword-art.

But as for aikido, I'm not sure.
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