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Stillness as a Source of Power – Part 3

Chopping wood and carrying water…… This section will be more personal and definitely less technical. That, of course, depends upon pre or post-industrial revolution views about what “technical” means, or the views of Newtonian physics versus “strangeness” strings. Up to this point we have looked at the outer edges of stillness, likened to the analogy […]

Stillness as a Source of Power – Part 1

Often, in the early stages of aikido, students are taught and shown how large, circular movements generate power in techniques. Whilst this is undoubtedly true, especially for smaller or weaker people, it conceals a deeper understanding concerning the nature of torque, or coiled power. Large movements can be used to study the outer forms, but […]

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