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Old 05-02-2005, 11:13 AM   #22
Dojo: Messores Sensei (Largo, Fl.)
Location: Florida
Join Date: Mar 2001
Posts: 1,267
Re: Boulder Aikikai Spring Seminar

Ron Tisdale wrote:
I think the point of the exercise was to match with uke so precisely that their balance was taken and they didn't have an opportunity to do anything but take the fall. In atuallity, I think that would only work with someone whose abillity is much less than your own, or if you got really lucky. So you had people grabing the arm, locking (as you mentioned) before the turn, etc.
Yeah. This is a tough one. It's one of those I practice with the hope of dividends in the future, but no thought of actually making it work now. I've had folks wrap themselves around me too many times on it. Can't seem to get this timing down.

I'm always nervous going into UKE's live side anyway; it takes exquisite timing.

Don J. Modesto
St. Petersburg, Florida
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