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Old 12-20-2008, 10:54 PM   #18
Lyle Laizure
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Dojo: Hinode Dojo LLC
Location: Omaha, Nebraska
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Re: What would you expect from a 3rd kyu?

Anne Marie Giri wrote: View Post
Begin to show more fluidity in your technique; begin to show confidence in your technique; be dynamic while still keeping your technique clean.
I agree. Being able to flow and redirect energy is very important. I think that during the first two tests this isn't so much a necessity as students are learning the ins and outs of techniques, but at 3rd kyu this should be expected more.

Along with that I like to see students begin to use atemi more.

And I have to mention...I met Bernath Sensei some years ago and he is a pleasant and humble individual. Not to mention a very skilled aikidoka and instructor.

Lyle Laizure
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