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Old 01-30-2007, 09:52 PM   #12
L. Camejo
 
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Re: Poll: How important is physical body size for effective aikido techniques?

I think we may need to define what is meant by "effective Aikido techniques" in this case.

If this means waza that takes the balance of the attacker every time so that kake is possible without cooperation on the part of Uke then I'd say that size is important, but ability to bring the power of that size/weight/mass to bear as part of one's technique is even more important.

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