Even though I promised the Best Seduction Blog Article ever written, and it is forthcoming, it's not quite ready yet. And besides ... I'm a bit of a tease, in case no one has noticed yet.
So instead, I offer you this teaser. Cuz the theme of the Best Seduction Blog Article ever written is going to be how Aikido martial arts principles can help you get the girl. Which means it makes sense to get into the Aikido background stuff now.
In one of the all-time classic relationship e-books, Homer McDonald talks about applying the jiu-jitsu wrestling technique to "use the strength, energy and weight of his opponent to his own advantage."
Anyway, this guy I've been spending some time with practiced aikido for, if I remember right, about nine years. From the little he told me, I was very intrigued and found this on Wikipedia yesterday:
Aikido (合気道, aikidō?) is a Japanese martial art developed by Morihei Ueshiba as a synthesis of his martial studies, philosophy, and religious beliefs. Aikido is often translated as "the Way of unifying (with) life energy" or as "the Way of harmonious spirit." Ueshiba's goal was to create an art that practitioners could use to defend themselves while also protecting their attacker from injury.
Aikido is performed by blending with the motion of the attacker and redirecting the force of the attack rather than opposing it head-on. This requires very little physical energy, as the aikidōka (aikido practitioner) "leads" the attacker's momentum using entering and turning movements. The techniques are completed with various throws or joint locks. Aikido can be categorized under the general umbrella of grappling arts.
Aikido derives mainly from the martial art of Daitō-ryū Aiki-jūjutsu, but began to diverge from it in the late 1920s, partly due to Ueshiba's involvement with the Ōmoto-kyō religion. Ueshiba's early students' documents bear the term aiki-jūjutsu. ... Today aikido is found all over the world in a number of styles, with broad ranges of interpretation and emphasis. However, they all share techniques learned from Ueshiba and most have concern for the well-being of the attacker.
Ok, so I'm already fascinated because of the "concern for the well-being of the attacker." Can we say non-violent communication?! But it gets better:
The term dō connects the practice of aikido with the philosophical concept of Tao, which can be found in martial arts such as judo and kendo, and in more peaceful arts such as Japanese calligraphy (shodō), flower arranging (kadō) and tea ceremony (chadō or sadō). The term aiki refers to the martial arts principle or tactic of blending with an attacker's movements for the purpose of controlling their actions with minimal effort. One applies aiki by understanding the rhythm and intent of the attacker to find the optimal position and timing to apply a counter-technique. Historically, aiki was mastered for the purpose of killing; however in aikido one seeks to control an aggressor without causing harm. The founder of aikido declared: "To control aggression without inflicting injury is the Art of Peace." A number of aikido practitioners interpret aikido metaphorically, seeing parallels between aikido techniques and other methods for conflict resolution.
Understanding the rhythm and intent of the attacker?! Blending with the other's movements for the purpose of controlling their actions with minimal effort?! ok, can we say seduction?
Controlling aggression without inflicting injury. The Art of Peace. Again, non-violent communication.
Omg, this stuff rocks.
After Ueshiba left Hokkaidō in 1919, he met and was profoundly influenced by Onisaburo Deguchi, the spiritual leader of the Ōmoto-kyō religion (a neo-Shinto movement) in Ayabe. One of the primary features of Ōmoto-kyō is its emphasis on the attainment of utopia during one's life. This was a great influence on Ueshiba's martial arts philosophy of extending love and compassion especially to those who seek to harm others. Aikido demonstrates this philosophy in its emphasis on mastering martial arts so that one may receive an attack and harmlessly redirect it. In an ideal resolution not only is the receiver unharmed but so is the attacker.
Doesn't this all resonate with the pickup artist community motto of "leave her better than you found her"? This is the heart of seduction, the heart of conflict resolution, the heart of loving kindness.
Aikido training is mental as well as physical, emphasizing the ability to relax the mind and body even under the stress of dangerous situations. This is necessary to enable the practitioner to perform the bold enter-and-blend movements that underlie aikido techniques, wherein an attack is met with confidence and directness. Morihei Ueshiba once remarked that one "must be willing to receive 99% of an opponent's attack and stare death in the face" in order to execute techniques without hesitation. As a martial art concerned not only with fighting proficiency but also with the betterment of daily life, this mental aspect is of key importance to aikido practitioners.
And this, to me, sounds like the state of nimbus that PUAs talk about.
Well, obviously I need to learn more. Do I have any aikido practitioners out there in the audience who care to enlighten me further?