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Paradoxes in aiki; throwing vs. releasing

I've covered this idea briefly before.
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You can't really "throw" a person-sized thing like we usually think of throwing something, like we think about throwing a baseball or a stick. A person is just too big and too flexible to pick up and accelerate ballistically.
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So, do we throw or do we release?
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Do we execute a technical skill in order to make uke fall down or do we repeatedly lead him into places of such profound weakness and unbalance that he might fall down and hurt himself but he certainly won't continue to attack us effectively?
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What do you think of this paradox?
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Patrick Parker is a Christian, husband, father, martial arts teacher, Program Director for a Cardiac Rehab, and a Ph.D. Contact: mokurendojo@gmail.com or phone 601.248.7282 木蓮
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