Brian Kagen pick: “Kuzushi” by Marc Abrams

“Last week, I tied learning into a dialogue between nage and uke. This dialogue represents the process that maintains “Ai”- harmony between nage and uke. If you do not remember my blog page on Shisei, then please re-read this as well. Both of these topics become are important in understanding the act of Kuzushi- unbalancing.

The human being is programed to maintain a dynamic equilibrium. This simply means that a critical imperative is to remain balanced. When the human body becomes unbalanced, a substantial amount of energy and resources are unconsciously applied towards restoring balance. Unbalancing a person means that this person has few effective resources available to be able to remain an effective attacker.”

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