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Old 09-26-2000, 03:44 PM   #3
Dan Hover
Dojo: Bond Street Dojo/Aikido of Greater Milwaukee
Join Date: Aug 2000
Posts: 132
Morgan wrote:
How often are suwariwaza and hanmi han dachi practiced at the dojo you go to?
Just curious.
not enough. I try to get at least 20% of hanmi-handachi suwari waza in a month, but more or less it gets diminshed. I once was with Yasuo Kobayashi (8th Dan,Shihan) and he was of the opinion that we now practice less suwari-waza and more buki-waza than he and all his peer group did. That in the 50's and 60's it was the other way around. Although my instructor was about 40% suwari-waza in class. So personnally my skills in seated technique are rusty.

Dan Hover

of course that's my opinion, I could be wrong
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