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Old 06-03-2009, 10:36 AM   #17
Janet Rosen
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Re: Using less force on a smaller person w/o being patronizing

Ahmad, it might help you focus more on balance and less on wrist if you change, even temporarily, where you hold uke. For sankyo, how about simply holding uke's fingers and very slowly applying sankyo until you move the lock all the way up the arm, past the shoulder to the center? Shihonage you can try holding a little higher on the forearm and making sure that before you start entering uke is already on tiptoe and slowly do all your entering and turning making sure uke stays on tiptoe; then when you are ready to throw uke is only standing because you are supporting him and you can gently project.

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