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Old 09-25-2008, 02:41 PM   #3
Dojo: Winnipeg Aikikai
Location: Winnipeg, Manitoba
Join Date: May 2007
Posts: 4
Re: uke spinning out of shihonage

1) stay low

being that I'm 6 foot 3, that means really low. I almost went to
seiza a few times (and of course my knee made a funny sound,
but that's another story).

2) crank that arm enough so the other arm stays away from you

i interpreted that as making sure uke's free arm is not able to
take a swing at me, they should be near on their toes, that
their hips are being kept *busy*, uke is twisted outward.

3) hands no higher than the forehead was very useful.

Of course, my instructors have said this all along - I just forgot

I've only practiced aikido for under 2 years, not even a 5th kyu yet,
but the posts were extremely helpful in getting me back on track.

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