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Old 06-03-2009, 08:09 AM   #16
Dojo: Aiki Shoshinkan, Aiki Kenkyukai
Join Date: Oct 2001
Posts: 813
Re: Using less force on a smaller person w/o being patronizing

Hmm, Keith I think you've something there. When I do these dynamically, there's very little pain. As you said, I'm aiming to blend and take their center.

Its when I'm asked to pause at the control stage (point where I'm about to throw) that I have problems. I think I tend to lose it there. And now that you mention it, as Uke finds his feet they tend to receive more pain.

Eva, I think I know where you're coming at with Shihonage. I like to slide uke along my leading leg to brace the fall without undue pressure on their wrists but foremost I make sure their head is bent to their shoulder to ensure no shoulder injury happens.

Draw strength from stillness. Learn to act without acting. And never underestimate a samurai cat.
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