Marc's Reflection on Aikido & True Play

Imposed rules, by who’s authority

February 13th, 2011 · No Comments

Self imposed:

Trying to perform

For whom?

Noticing the awkwardness

Turn toward it. Feel the rules and violence behind stiffness and imbalance

Pain points to old rules, old quarrels

Accepting the old antagonists

Letting the body relax, letting the rule relax

Participate

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Blinded by sight

February 12th, 2011 · No Comments

Embodied learning prevented by my sighted brain.

Blindfolded

Like a race horse in a fire

Able to practice with bokken

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Mental?

January 27th, 2011 · No Comments

Is my work really mental, in my head?

Isn’t insight embodied, felt, experienced

Rather than something  Controlled

and Done from my head?

Isn’t most learning done with others

In a state of blending, connection, listening

Not THINKING or DOING?

What have I been thinking/doing all of these years?

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Exhale

January 15th, 2011 · No Comments

Holding breath is off center and fearful. Prevents extension and flow.

Breath into belly, supports center.

Exhale from belly, supports extension and flow.

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