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Old 11-04-2010, 07:09 AM   #22
Stefan Stenudd
 
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Re: What's With All the Pushing?

Great discussion. Dare I say that we all agree, although expressing it differently?

As has been stated above, I don't refer to the outward and inward flows that constitute the basic directions of aikido, and any budo, but when muscular pulling and pushing is applied as the main means to throw uke. To me, that expresses shortcomings.

The video of Yasuno shihan was actually one of the videos I saw, "inspiring" me to write the column. That, and some experiences on the tatami. They are not that hard to find.

Stefan Stenudd
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