big things in small packages
Young female college students in Japan are usually small in stature, not very strong, but quite fit and able to perform aikido waza very well. (They regularly grind my old butt right into the ground.)
Fit does not necessarily equal big muscles.
P.S. When I ask these girls why they do aikido they usually give me one or all of these reasons: No.1 is fitness; No.2 is self defense; No.3 is they wanted to learn something "cultural."
Last edited by mike lee : 09-02-2002 at 11:28 AM.