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Old 01-11-2003, 08:54 AM   #1
Paula Lydon
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the shadow

~~Does the term 'training the shadow' mean anything to you? If so, what? Something we rarely discuss in Aikido ~~

~~Paula~~
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Old 01-11-2003, 09:25 AM   #2
Jeff Tibbetts
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I'm not 100% sure, but this could be a reference to the idea "if you're arm/technique is straight, your shadow is straight"© Just a guess©

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Old 01-29-2003, 09:46 PM   #3
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A possible answer

Paula,

In one jujutsu school I had the good fortune to train in, there was an expression "to stand in the shadow" of your opponent. In very simple terms, if you "stand in the shadow" your standing where your opponent once stood, or in a sense moving into the shadowed area that was created by the sun where he once stood. The idea centers around upseting your opponent's kuzushi (balance) thereby making it easier to throw him or execute another technique.

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Chris
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