Marc's Reflection on Aikido & True Play

Tenderness

April 30th, 2012 · No Comments

Precisely

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Precision

October 17th, 2011 · No Comments

clarity, embodied
as
presence
and
present context

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Precision

August 7th, 2011 · No Comments

A sharp sword

A real attack

Placing a stitch

A good kiss

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Precision, the seventh Assertion–the 7th Fact

August 7th, 2011 · No Comments

Precisely grounding

Grounding precisely

Precisely centering

Centering precisely

Precisely connecting

Connecting precisely

Precisely effortless (flowing)

Effortlessly (flowingly) precise

Precisely transforming

Transforming precisely

Precisely present (being) in this moment

Present (being) precisely here and now

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Turn

June 25th, 2011 · No Comments

No incline
–leaning is horizontal & is dragging the past violently across the only moment

Turn, arc, spiral around center
–vertical and present in the only moment, precisely

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Care to Line to Connection

June 23rd, 2011 · No Comments

Clairity of purpose (care and line)
Is essential for Connection

Practice with the bokken.

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Care

June 19th, 2011 · No Comments

Notice:

Centrality

–is my care central to this moment?

Connection

–is my care connected with this moment?

Action (blending)

–is my care determining my precise line and my movement in this moment?

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Blending

March 5th, 2011 · No Comments

Only

From ground

From center

Through extension

From and to my concerns and care

To and from the others concerns and care

Together

Very attentively, very present,
on this ground,
in this place,
with this body,
on this line

Connected precisely with
that specific person,
on that specific ground,
in that specific place,
in that body,
on that line,
with those concerns,
with that past and that hoped for future,
in this moment

Only playfully

Together–Precise Play, Playing Precisely

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Incline

February 26th, 2011 · No Comments

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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Observe my intention’s turning

February 19th, 2011 · No Comments

Which way is intention turning (before the body turns)

Away from self

Against self

Toward self

—–

Away from other

Against other

Toward other

—-

Away from, Against, or Toward

–Gravity

–Balance (in 3 dimensions),

–Breath (in the belly),

–Supple spine (openness)

–Extension (line, true strength, precision, the precursor of connection),

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Touching

February 13th, 2011 · No Comments

From center

Breathing

Extend

On a Precise Line

Toward

(not Against nor Away, not self Protecting-Defeating) (compression-center-breath)

Connect, Blend, Flow

With

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Sword (Bokken) Practice

February 5th, 2011 · No Comments

If you don’t know precisely what you are doing

Others cannot possibly blend with you

Clarity is necessary

for connection

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Get big

January 15th, 2011 · No Comments

Attention, as big as what you care about. Includes what you connect with.

For the sake of connection, being with, being part of, “sameness”.

From Center.

Includes others as “sameness”. Truly, what they are attending to, what they are planning, when they begin to move, how they are moving.

Includes lines, ground, tempo, — all sensed through center, precisely.

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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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Line, a committed path

December 31st, 2010 · No Comments

How to blend!

A line, is a person’s present, committed path, to take care of something…

To avoid collision, to blend, to co-create, to move together one must sense the other’s chosen line.

One must choose and commit to one’s own line, and then move together, blending, flowing, connected, thus staying out of harm’s way and helping the other on their path.

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Buber extended

December 11th, 2010 · No Comments

The edge = the precise line where I separate self from ..myself.

The precise line where I begin pushing or pulling away

Where Martin Buber’s wonderful invention Ich-du (I-thou) now and more profoundly becomes I-I.

Where pushing, pulling,and avoiding become accepting and being with, sameness, unity.

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