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Old 08-06-2008, 01:22 PM   #3
Ron Tisdale
Dojo: Doshinkan dojo in Roxborough, Pa
Location: Phila. Pa
Join Date: Jun 2002
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Re: Question about aikido

Please train for a while (at least 6 mos to a year) before you start messing around with your friend and aikido.

A) You might give aikido a bad name, even after 10 years

B) You really should train under an instructor for a period before beginning to share...you may not be aware of certain types of injuries that can occur, or how to modify the waza not to cause injury. Shiho nage comes to mind...if you cut their hand away from their shoulder, they could be really ticked off.

Best,
Ron

Ron Tisdale
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