Thread: Newbie stuff...
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Old 01-17-2006, 12:51 PM   #6
Larry Cuvin
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Re: Newbie stuff...

Hi Ivan,
I am also relatively new to Aikido but here's my 2 cents...
With regard to blending, it will come in time. As you progress in your training you will be more and more aware of timing, when to move, and how to move to be able to blend in and lead your partner. I also have this problem, but I'm patient and as long as we improve even by a small amount it is OK.
Regarding the tight grip on the wrist...
Relax more, don't think of the tight grip on your hand because you will cut Ki. Extend Ki through your finger tips and you will have an unbendable arm. Then leave your hand there and move from your one point (hip). Your partner will soon realize that the more he tighten his grip, the more pain he will suffer.
Hope this help.
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