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Old 01-30-2007, 06:23 PM   #10
Eric Webber
Dojo: Aikido West Reading
Location: Reading, Pa
Join Date: Dec 2004
Posts: 261
Re: Poll: How important is physical body size for effective aikido techniques?

Dylan Clements wrote:
How would size influence a tenkan, a kotegaeshi, or an ikkyo?
I thing that size may not influence tenkan as it is a movement (as I understand it).

It may affect (influence) kotegeishi or ikkyo, as these are techniques generally done in relation to another person (uke), which means that size differences need to be considered on some level: I approach a smaller partner somewhat differently than a larger partner in order for technique to be effective.
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