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Old 11-25-2008, 08:13 PM   #11
Dojo: Sand Drift Aikikai, Cocoa Florida
Location: Melbourne, Florida
Join Date: Jun 2000
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Re: What would you expect from a 3rd kyu?

Joe Curran wrote: View Post
Hello Anne,
At third cue level I would suggest you establish good contact with you partner/check you boddy positioning , keep the movement simple and as correct as possible.Dont focus too much on the final execution of the techinique, if you get the contact /correct positioning and timing ok the throw etc will be a natural culmination of the former.
Above all go out and enjoy the experince , examiners are always happy to see a student who looks happy and confident.
Good luck,
Best regards, Joe.
Hi Joe!

I wasn't the one asking the question and I didn't ask for the advice. Seeing your 6th dan in the Birankai, I don't mean to be disrespectful and I don't think my advice is wrong. It just might reflect my measely 8 years experience of training under Peter Bernath Sensei. Anyhow, what you stated is inherent in being confident and more dynamic. I'm not saying just be happy go lucky.

Good luck.


Anne Marie Giri
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