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Old 09-22-2006, 12:32 PM   #10
Dojo: Dale City Aikikai
Location: VA
Join Date: Aug 2005
Posts: 393
Re: Do you remember your first time?

I've done this on several techniques now. Every time that I've done this, I knew right then and there that the techniqe was spot on. I'm either the lightest or close to the lightest guys in the dojo. One time I slightly hurt my uke {wind knocked out}. He had to take a 5 minute break. The Sensei came over to ask what happened and when uke explained to him the situation, the Sensei said "..what you just felt was Aikido". Now the trick is to get that feeling again when I want it and not by accident. Being on the other end of it is also pretty cool. When I visited honbu, the Sensei had me flat on my back during iriminage and I didn't feel a thing! I still have memory gaps on what exactly happened during the technique!
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