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Thalib
10-06-2003, 02:03 AM
Has anybody ever noticed that Aikidoka sometimes scratch their nose after a waza was completed.

I see a lot of shihan do this, my sensei certainly does it, I do it also. Not all the time, but a lot of times I caught myself and others doing it.

It's like:
shomen-uchi -> irimi -> nage -> scratch nose -> zanshin

:p

PhilJ
10-06-2003, 02:37 AM
Seems to me that scratching somewhere else BEFORE waza is more interesting. Helps with atemi if everyone saw what you did.

*Phil