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Old 10-21-2006, 03:03 AM   #18
Dojo: aikido dojo nippos Crete
Join Date: May 2005
Posts: 75
Re: Full speed practice for 1st time....

A bloke from work was interested in showing him some Aikido techniques some two years ago. I replied I could not beacause a)I was not a teacher b)it was dangerous ouside the carefully organised environment of a jojo. He insisted on for weeks but would not come down the jojo to see for himself. When summer came we went very early one morning to the beach for our regular swim and I decided to show him a few techniques on fine thick sand. I was very lucky he did not break his neck after landing awkwardly following a mae-ukemi from kneeling position. So I stopped right there and never "tought" anyone else. I consider myself being both very lucky and very stupid for even thinking of taking such a risk.
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