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Old 10-26-2007, 09:59 AM   #18
Ron Tisdale
Dojo: Doshinkan dojo in Roxborough, Pa
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Re: The tool of resistance in teaching Aikido

I've used that as well, Craig, but it still involves (for me at this point at least) dropping them in a way that some beginners can get hurt. They stick a hand out behind them, putting their wrist at risk, etc. Using the yonkyo grip in shiho, when they spin out, I keep control of their shoulder, and guide them safely into a front sliding breakfall and pin them face down. Very little risk to them involved.

Best,
Ron

Ron Tisdale
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