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Old 01-28-2010, 07:58 AM   #23
Dojo: Wokingham Aikido
Location: Reading, UK
Join Date: Mar 2003
Posts: 393
United Kingdom
Re: The Problem with Being a Big Guy

Hi Scott,

I think you're absolutely right to work on your timing some more That's the one thing that most Aikido students really struggle with, and yes you do need a middle gear, and a slow-middle, and a fast-middle, and the ability to change speed (particularly as uke) mid-technique!

As for true and honest attacks, are you attacking from your centre? If you are then no problem, you are being honest It's just a case of sorting out your speed to be appropriate for the level of the tori you are working with...

You are on the right track, keep it up!

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