The Horizon

What is a horizon? The phenomenon of a horizon?

Take a A4 size piece of paper, lay it flat on the table, there you have it, you see the paper, from end to end. Roll it up, now tell me, where does the paper begins and where is the ending?

This is the phenomenon of the horizon, when your uke attacks you, are you able to handle the attack like a flat piece of A4 paper, or a rolled up A4 paper? because if you can see the paper from end to end, so can your uke, and both of you will come to a predictable conclusion, or worse, your uke has a surprise rolled up for you.

That is the other logic of being circular, I’ve explained in my previous post ‘Why Circular’ (https://whoisrandylim.wordpress.com/2012/08/20/why-circular/ ) I explained that the circular movement bleeds out your attackers’ energy.

The circular movement, other than bleeding out your attacker’s energy, also hides your energy from being seen by your attacker. So your uke will not have to opportunity to prepare for what they cannot see. The turning movement bends the line of sight away from the attacker, for which the uke has no choice but to travel that range of circular movement. I say ‘no choice’ in a rather confident manner is because of the ‘Horizon Effect’. we will be drawn to look beyond the horizon. but we can never reach the horizon since the horizon will always be travelling beyond and ahead of us. As long as you remain circular and round, your energy will always remain in the horizon, ceaselessness renewing itself, always be a step ahead of your uke.

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About Who is Randy Lim

This blog is about the journey and experiences in my life as an Aikidoka. With close to 20 years in the arts, I'll make comments and judgements based on 2 principles, E&E. Experimentation and Experiential reflection. please enjoy, and comment freely.
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