Thread: Giving Advice
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Old 06-09-2009, 06:38 PM   #33
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Re: Giving Advice

Okay, I know I wasn't going to post anymore, but...

Re: Alpha, point taken. Thanks. I get it now.

Re: Ledyard Sensei's approach... had a really interesting class today that was basically about iriminage, but not about "technique" at all. Instead of focusing on gross movements, the instructor focused exclusively on two things, to my eye anyway:

1. Find the right kind of hole between you and uke (don't get punched)
2. Move your center so that uke goes in the hole

Brilliant, wouldn't have understood a bit of it without the Ledyard article under my belt, had such a great time because the emphasis was on moving as little as possible instead of moving correctly. Came along at a great time, when my ability to hear exactly the lesson offered was stronger.

I feel like I lucked out!
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