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Old 08-04-2006, 09:52 AM   #3
Steve Mullen
Dojo: White Rose (Sunderland)
Location: Washington
Join Date: Jul 2004
Posts: 270
Re: Aikido and Climbing

The wall I climb at uses uk/French ratings. how high up the scale is 5.9? is it very high. the uk rates from 4a-9c at three intervals each (i.e 4a 4b 4c 5a 5b 5c etc.) i just did a 6c yesterday so im pretty happy with myself. BUt that took a lot of breathing control too, not to get too stuck on each breath as you climb, and breathing normally as you go, when it takes 10 mins to climb the wall you can easily get tired if you hold on to breaths.

This is similar to randori in my opinion

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