Marc's Reflection on Aikido & True Play

Extend

September 30th, 2015 · No Comments

Balance is not an internal thing

 
Extension into the world

for the world

is required

 

Actively loving

is being alive

in balance

 

Observing

without love

is not balance

 

 Extend

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To extend sensing

May 20th, 2011 · No Comments

Not feeling is turning away

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Drop into gravity’s calm hand

May 20th, 2011 · No Comments

Period

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AIKIDO Practices–Calm down, Get big, Move forward

April 27th, 2011 · No Comments

The practices for calming down and sensing the situations for maximum choice, freedom and connection

The practices for getting big, sensing and extending into, the situation and possibilities

The practices for moving forward with others, with the situation; turning toward, connecting, blending with what is happening, who is present, and toward a positive healthy shared future (always aware of my choices of turning away or against same people, possibilities, and future)

The antidote (replacement practices) for (the practices of) anxiety, narrowness, and awkwardness, aggression, or retreat.

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Non-linear effect

April 24th, 2011 · No Comments

Of

Extension
and
Connection

So

Practice the basics
Compression, Sinking, Balance, Breath, Supple Spine, Extension, Connection

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MOVEMENT from center

March 6th, 2011 · No Comments

I have discovered that I have a static or at least staccato approach to living. Fluid movement is not my way of being in the world–to date.

I am beginning to practice moving

My center (how uncharacteristic)

My feet, following center

My arms and head, extending from center.

Practicing belly breathing to acquaint myself with my neglected center.

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Aikido

February 26th, 2011 · No Comments

Extension

Vertical

Big

Clear

With

———

From simplicity and safety

Toward connection

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Falling

February 26th, 2011 · No Comments

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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Extension, from You (Ground) to You (Center) to You (Other)

January 15th, 2011 · No Comments

And from You (Other) to You (Center) to You (Ground)

Extension. True play. Joy.

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Extension or introversion

January 10th, 2011 · No Comments

When charged, what happens?

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Early insights from the dojo

November 28th, 2010 · No Comments

Calm down = Breath (deep diaphragmatic breathing practice)
Get big = Extend
Move forward = Play (5Ps)

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