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Old 11-27-2009, 08:51 AM   #29
Dojo: Charlotte Aikikai Agatsu Dojo
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Re: YouTube: Push Test to Nikkyo

Mark Murray wrote: View Post

I'll look silly wiggling my hips, but I'll give it a go.

Picking up the legs is a very tough thing to do correctly. Instead of using the quad muscles to pick the leg up, I should be using other internal methods. Example, lower back through to legs. I might not be able to capture that because I'm still working on it.
aikido folks should be very comfortable in looking silly

wiggling hips to show that you are not bracing with your legs. also, if you are connected to uke's center, your hips wiggling would also making uke's body to wiggle as well. picking up the leg to show that you are still maintain a ground path as you switching position. just a couple of thoughts. look good though. you are a braver man than i for making the video.
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