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Old 08-18-2008, 06:58 PM   #143
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Re: "Aiki" in Russian Video Clips

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Ricky Wood wrote: View Post
I was taught early on in my aikido training about relaxing various muscle groups while tightening others. The first was learning to grasp someone firmly with one hand while relaxing the rest of the body, from the elbow up through the shoulder and down through the rest of the body.
Yes, but can you relax intermediary joints, ie keep the wrist and shoulder strong but the elbow loose?

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