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Old 04-25-2011, 05:14 PM   #10
Janet Rosen
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Re: Basic Kamae - What to do when the Nage's fingers get grabbed

Phi Truong wrote: View Post
in aikido, we don't usually go for fingers so it's refreshing to see other options.
As a person with small hands and weak grasp (due to arthritis so nothing I can "do" about it) I keep in mind what two of my teachers have taught me: (besides making sure nikkyo, sankyo, etc involve connection to center and locking up the body for kuzushi) don't struggle to do "proper" grip, just take ahold of the little finger if that's all I can manage....

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