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Old 06-04-2009, 04:58 AM   #30
ruthmc
Dojo: Wokingham Aikido
Location: Reading, UK
Join Date: Mar 2003
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Re: Using less force on a smaller person w/o being patronizing

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Janet Rosen wrote: View Post
Yep.
I was lucky in having an instructor some yrs ago who would have us all gather round and we'd study the anatomy/kinesiology of the various locks as he very slowly applied them on somebody, starting with the contact point and progressing up and to the center. Then we'd practice just that part, isolated from attack or completion of technique.
Oooh - I really like that Janet

This has given me great inspiration for something I've been quietly mulling over for whenever Sensei asks me to take a class for him

Thank you

Ruth
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