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Old 11-30-2006, 08:15 AM   #297
Erick Mead
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Re: Aikido: The learning of natural movement

George S. Ledyard wrote:
Actually, Saotome Sensei has an amazing pulse shoulder movement he does from Ryo Kata Dori. I've seen him shoot his uke back a good five feet. Shioda Sensei could do this pulse forwards or backwards... in his biography it recounts a time when he was garbbed from behind with Ryo Kata Dori and his pulse was so strong it knocked the uke out.
I wonder if it is analogous to the O Sensei "chest push" earlier discussed: It is here:

My mechanical analysis of that is here:


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