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Old 12-24-2009, 04:23 PM   #8
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Re: Short INFORMAL video of some of my stuff (frame based waza)

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Jeremy Hulley wrote: View Post
David,
I did some Tohei/Nishio influenced Aikido in my early days and was taught about the importance of the back arm. What I was never taught in any aikido that I have done was to connect the arms through the the upper cross and keep them connected.
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Jeremy
Yes, no explanation why but I remember experimenting with it and noticing the difference in the technique's effectiveness with and without the back arm. My sensei taught us to always use both arms, keep hands near your center line and move the your center (one point).

David
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