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Old 06-28-2010, 09:26 AM   #35
David Orange
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Re: Does one's size or weight affect one's Aikido?

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Adam Huss wrote: View Post
However Ueshiba Sensei was comparable in size to other Japanese in which he developed his aikido with.
Actually, Ueshiba was rather smaller than average, even for Japan. But he was bigger than Sokaku Takeda, I believe.

So look at tiny men like Sokaku, Sugino and Kyoichi Murai and wonder how they could completely dominate much larger and already-well-trained men of considerably greater weight.

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David

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