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Old 10-13-2007, 01:33 PM   #12
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Re: senior project idea... Aikido Demonstration?

Lynn Seiser wrote: View Post
If you can pull someone from the crowd to show a demonstration, it may help to bridge the gap with the audience (just don't hurt them).
We usually try to do this in our demos.... selecting someone to perform a simple throw or pin on one of our students. This will show the audience that anyone can do Aikido with some training. Having the spectator perform the move, rather than recieve the move also tends to spark their interest, rather than just give them a sore wrist.

Mike Taylor
Chief Instructor, Rising Star Aikido
South Bend, Nebraska, USA
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