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Old 04-14-2011, 03:51 PM   #1
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"Martial arts master teaches students to avoid combat"

Posted 2011-04-14 14:51:01 by Jun Akiyama
News URL: http://chestnuthilllocal.com/blog/20...-avoid-combat/

This article entitled "Martial arts master teaches students to avoid combat" introduces us to Cecelia Ricciotti (7th dan, Kokikai aikido) of Philadephia Aikido, who has been teaching at the Mt Airy Learning Tree on and off for 20 years.

From the article: But at the aikido studio, everyone laughed at her and her rambunctious little boy. "It's the art I was looking for," said Ricciotti. "I never found a reason to quit." In 1978 Ricciotti was good enough for her teacher to ask her to help teach, and she's been doing it ever since.

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Old 04-14-2011, 05:21 PM   #2
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A very interesting article, thanks for sharing it Jun!
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Old 04-14-2011, 05:29 PM   #3
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A very interesting article, thanks for sharing it Jun!
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Old 04-14-2011, 05:39 PM   #4
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Hi Henry, I only comment if I really like the article and I like this philosophy If a 100-pound rock was falling towards your head, would you punch it and try to break it into little pieces, or would you move out of the way to avoid it and allow it to destroy itself when it hits the ground? What if the rock weighed 1,000 pounds?

This simple scene illustrates the heart of the aikido philosophy

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Old 04-15-2011, 03:55 AM   #5
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Re: "Martial arts master teaches students to avoid combat"

Has there ever been a " Martial arts master teaches students to search for combat"-article?
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Old 04-15-2011, 06:17 AM   #6
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If a 100-pound rock was falling towards your head, would you punch it and try to break it into little pieces, or would you move out of the way to avoid it and allow it to destroy itself when it hits the ground? What if the rock weighed 1,000 pounds?
Depends on who is standing behind me.

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Old 04-15-2011, 09:01 AM   #7
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Re: "Martial arts master teaches students to avoid combat"

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Has there ever been a " Martial arts master teaches students to search for combat"-article?
Probably... I think he posted two posts above you .

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Old 04-15-2011, 09:04 AM   #8
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Re: "Martial arts master teaches students to avoid combat"

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Hi Henry, I only comment if I really like the article and I like this philosophy If a 100-pound rock was falling towards your head, would you punch it and try to break it into little pieces, or would you move out of the way to avoid it and allow it to destroy itself when it hits the ground? What if the rock weighed 1,000 pounds?

This simple scene illustrates the heart of the aikido philosophy

take care
"you only need 4 ounces to deflect a 1000 pounds!" stated by the late ancient chinese internal master Pan Ca Ke.
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