“Zanshin in Aikido,” by Marc Abrams

“The literal translation of ‘Zanshin’ is ‘remaining mind.’ Many people use the term ‘Zanshin’ in a limited sense that refers to the continued awareness on the attacker after you have executed a technique. Other people use this term to refer to remaining aware of all that is occurring around you. I frankly prefer the ‘wider’ use of this term.”

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  1. …worth reading. also interesting is the daito-ryu available here instructional film showing how students are taught to end techniques. but that relates to the “narrow sense” of the word.

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