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Old 02-18-2007, 10:14 AM   #3
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Re: Poll: How realistic is doing a physically effective aikido technique with only one finger?

Chuck Clark said:
Not at all realistic. It takes the whole mind/body system .... the connection can be achieved and maintained through one finger though.

I agree with Mr. Clark about connection via one finger, but voted 'completely realistic'. I read the question to mean 'using only one's finger' rather than assuming it implied a finger wriggling detached on the mat.

As an example - perform a good irimi from shomen uchi and step fully behind uke - hook the collar of their gi at the neck and bend your knees. If you have their balance it works nicely (as I'm sure everyone knows)

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