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Old 10-18-2005, 11:08 AM   #5
Ron Tisdale
Dojo: Doshinkan dojo in Roxborough, Pa
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Re: Kokyu explanation

Oh, another physical thing I forgot to mention...close your 'waki'...in english, the best way I can describe it is to keep your armpits closed. Perhaps Peter Goldsbury or Jun can give a good description of this. You also seem to need to be mindfull of where your elbows are in relation to your body.

Another factor I didn't speak about is the need to develop the ability to absorb or neutralize your partner's energy. There is a thread that speaks about this a bit here:

http://www.aikidojournal.com/forums/...801&highlight=

Best,
Ron

Ron Tisdale
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