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Old 12-13-2011, 04:44 PM   #25
Michael Hackett
Dojo: Kenshinkan Dojo (Aikido of North County) Vista, CA
Location: Oceanside, California
Join Date: Oct 2000
Posts: 1,235
Re: Three Things for Beginners

I like Chuck Clark's list, but would substitute kotogaeshi instead of ikkyo, which would leave the new student with a simpler and more effective technique to build confidence. Ikkyo is good, but good ikkyo is hard.

"Leave the gun. Bring the cannoli."
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