Thursday, August 14, 2008

A personal Epiphany

Sometimes, while studying very linear concepts, we stumble upon universal truths. Today Sensei Ivan was teaching class and he was attempting to stress the importance of not grabbing onto the Uke during those techniques. His point of view was that if we don't grab on, we are free to decide what we want to do and we are not tied down to a single technique or set of techniques available from that grip. He said;
"Don't hold on, you want to be free. But sometimes in order to get freedom; you have to give up control." - Sensei Ivan
I can only imagine that at the moment his goal was to illustrate a concept which is the basis of his technique. But it doesn't take much to see that there are layers of truth in this.


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