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Old 11-29-2007, 09:26 PM   #12
Shannon Frye
Dojo: Aikido Fellowship of VA / Chesapeake Va
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Re: Poll: How comfortable are you in taking falls from aikido koshinage?

Judo background here (as with some earilier posts). I was surprised to find that koshi nage was the biggest, baddest and "most feared" throw. After judo class, Ikoshi nage is a snap.

However, as earlier stated, it can be a nightmare if you are dealing with (being thrown by) someone inexperienced with the throw. I remember a training session where a yudansha (I was kyu rank) was getting upset with me, because he just didn't "get it", and all my help was embarrassing him.

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