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Postby Gwalla on Wed Mar 07, 2001 10:23 am

P.S.I...in other words, Zen mindfulness. You realize people spend their entire lives in the martial arts trying to get to the point where Hal is now? He'd kick ass in randori competitions...<P>------------------
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Postby Gwalla on Thu Mar 08, 2001 11:40 am

<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Michael Martin:
<B> I'm afraid that one blew past me. What's a randori competition?</B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>"Ran" means chaos (as in the title of Kurosawa's adaptation of King Lear), and "dori" means practice. Thus, randori competition is free-form competitive combat. In Tomiki Aikido at least, it depends a lot on your ability to "read" your opponent.<P>------------------
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Postby Michael Martin on Thu Mar 08, 2001 12:11 pm

<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by gwalla:
<B>P.S.I...in other words, Zen mindfulness. You realize people spend their entire lives in the martial arts trying to get to the point where Hal is now?</B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>I've already thought of several ways that this could be a decidedly mixed blessing.<P>But yes, although I didn't know the name, I knew that it would be a very viable alternative to ESP, and thus something I could add to even a completely nonmagical (<I>not</I>, notice, a completely rational) world.<P> <BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by gwalla:
<B>He'd kick ass in randori competitions...</B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>I'm afraid that one blew past me. What's a randori competition?<P>--Michael<P>------------------
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Postby Michael Martin on Fri Mar 09, 2001 12:59 pm

Ah. In that case, he wouldn't, because he's kind of woefully out of shape. <IMG SRC="http://www.keenspace.com/forums/smile.gif"><P>He'll need to work on that, too.<P>--Michael<P>------------------
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Postby Gwalla on Sat Mar 10, 2001 12:41 pm

<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Michael Martin:
<B>Ah. In that case, he wouldn't, because he's kind of woefully out of shape. <IMG SRC="http://www.keenspace.com/forums/smile.gif"></B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>Well, strictly speaking you're not supposed to use much strength in Aikido...you're supposed to use your opponent's strength against them. But you <I>do</I> have to be quick, so yeah, he'd probably be screwed. (Then again, he displayed excellent taisabaki when avoiding those ceiling tiles <IMG SRC="http://www.keenspace.com/forums/wink.gif">)<P>------------------
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