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Old 06-03-2005, 03:49 PM   #3
Kevin Leavitt
 
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Re: Beginners with delusions of grandeur...

ahh...the wonderful dyanmic of aikido! Yes, most of us have been there. It is hard to figure out what to do. Usually I just smile and move on. The problem is, that you are limited by the parameters of the technique that sensei has you working on. Most new guys don't understand yet that if they resist that technique, it opens up for another.

I have on occassion pointed this out, or demonstrated it. Other times I just simply irimi and stop and do not continue on. They just stand there looking and after a few awkard minutes, they usually figure out that "yeah I see now...there is no need for the fight to continue if I do not move effectively and protect myself".
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