Marc's Reflection on Aikido & True Play

Checking the incline

February 27th, 2011 · No Comments

I can “feel” the incline
My momentary inclination
Toward
Away or against

This critical information is easily available to me.
It is the root, the well spring
Of what is going to happen

A little attention to my incline
Changes everything

A true nonlinear effect
Real leverage in my journey back to
True play

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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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Falling and turning

January 15th, 2011 · No Comments

Sensing from the head and chest. Rising up? Against? Or in defense?

Sensing from center.

Recognizing connection.

Falling with gravity, with the flow of the situation, beside the other person’s line, precisely

Turing around center.

Staying connected.

Gravity, connection, & motion => Flow

One hundred times from my head–dissonance.

One time from center, connected–simply beautiful.

Practice.

Practice awareness from center, with heart and head in tune.

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