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Old 10-25-2007, 03:00 PM   #8
Ron Tisdale
Dojo: Doshinkan dojo in Roxborough, Pa
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Re: The tool of resistance in teaching Aikido

It's funny, I still occationally get caught by surprise by these...but mostly now I know it's coming, especially on shiho, so I just ensure I seize their wrist with a fourth control grip, so when they twist out of the shiho, I throw and pin with 4th control (4th ^ is generally safer with newbies than a really tight shiho...so I don't tighten up on the shiho).

But 4th control can hurt some people a lot...so the newbies generally tend to take the shiho now.

Best,
Ron

Ron Tisdale
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