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This is an excellent technique to work on. Quite possibly because I don't seem to be able to place any of the details that would make it an effective technique. We worked on it in several forms, including a direct entry form. Rick and I were like bull seals slamming into one another most of the time. I asked sensei about it at the end of class, and he demonstrated that it was not the timing which Rick and I thought that it was but the extension, when the Uke grabs your wrist for the first hand, you should already be extending your center and your arm outward and downward, so that the Uke's energy is absorbed well before they actually run into you. The sense demonstrated on me how it could be done with maximum extension so that the Uke would not touch your shoulder, but be thrown before there was bodily contact. This made sense, and I will have to see if I can practice this a little bit with Noel this weekend.
This weekend is Sensie Gambell's seminar at the Mountain wind dojo in Nevada City. I am riding up with Sensie and Noel and staying at the dojo for the entire seminar. It should be interesting, and provide the opportunity to do quite a bit of Aikido.