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Old 03-23-2006, 12:01 AM   #33
James Young
Location: Orange County, CA
Join Date: Sep 2004
Posts: 87
Re: Correct Movement in Aikido

My personal experience is that when I get close to exhaustion I start using my muscles in ways I shouldn't. I think that's because for me that's still the natural response as it is for most people. Now I'm trying to focus on learning how to supress that natural response and not use direct muscle strength in my technique; I can do that best when I'm still fresh. Hopefully someday I will be able to get to the level where not using direct muscle strength will become my natural response, even in a state of exhaustion.
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