Marc's Reflection on Aikido & True Play

Aikido

February 26th, 2011 · No Comments

Extension

Vertical

Big

Clear

With

———

From simplicity and safety

Toward connection

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Play

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Only occurs when vertical

Moving with
Self &
Others

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Caring

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Exists only when inclined toward
Self
Others

Human interest only exists when inclined toward
Self
Others

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Violence

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Develop a bias against violence
Lean away from self violence
Lean toward presence and connection
With self and others

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Incline

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My precise state of
Slope
Tilt
Leaning
Bias.
The pre-intention
From which the intention originates
Which leads through intention to the action of
Turning
Toward
Away or Against

Inclination to protect self or to connect with self and others
Isolation or I-I

Turn toward the inclination
Observe that

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Falling

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Is only staying connected, touching
Throughout the entire waza
There is no plan to fall
No “correct” technique
Technique is not aikido, is not present
Aikido is present practice of connecting and blending

Aikido is extending and balance
Throughout

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