Marc's Reflection on Aikido & True Play

Muscles against bones

December 11th, 2011 · No Comments


Getting a feeling for the whole set of muscles, taken together,

Felt and worn like coat

Over my bones

Fighting gravity

Working unnecessarily against my supporting bones

Able to relax at once

A stress coat, taken off and put aside.

Relaxed over supporting bones.



Center of gravity and Care

December 11th, 2011 · No Comments

When one finds a way to associate or locate

ones deepest care

with ones physical center of gravity

with the place we breath from and move from

then things begin to shift.

Connection becomes possible

Poise shows up.

With allies and adversaries, when moving with anyone’s care,

we are best when moving from our center and their center.