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Old 01-24-2010, 03:21 PM   #4
Carrie Campbell
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Re: The Problem with Being a Big Guy

Michael Friedl sensei once told me that providing a lot of energy makes nage's job too easy. There's a balance. Try only to match nage's energy.

FWIW, I agree speed/timing may be a solution. For a strike, starting slow allows nage to slow down and learn correctly, and can speed up from there. It's also how many instructors like to illustrate techniques; if it's too fast, it's harder for people to see what's going on. For grabs, the more starting energy given, the more energetic the fall. So uke has to decide how fast they want to (or are able to) fall or have to react, safely.

Last edited by Carrie Campbell : 01-24-2010 at 03:26 PM.

Just thoughts of a student
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