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Paradoxes in aiki; kuzushi

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Do you do kuzushi or does kuzushi do itself?
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What I mean is this... In an encounter, does tori impose his will upon uke by forcing uke into offbalance, or does tori pay more attention to his own structure leaving certain options open such that it's easier for uke to flow into unbalance than to flow toward strength and stability?
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Do you get behind the horse and push him out the door, or do you stand nearby and slam the door when he walks outside?
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What do you think of this paradox?

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